Sampling and Hypothesis Testing

Understanding Hypotheses

Age 11 to 18

This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.

Epidemic Modelling

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use the computer to model an epidemic. Try out public health policies to control the spread of the epidemic, to minimise the number of sick days and deaths.

Snow and Cholera

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

What information helped medical pioneers decide on the cause of a disease? Especially in a time before microscopes were as powerful as they are today ?

Very Old Man

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?

Counting Fish

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

I need a figure for the fish population in a lake, how does it help to catch and mark 40 fish ?

Pattern Recognition

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

When does a pattern start to exhibit structure? Can you crack the code used by the computer?

David and Goliath

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Does weight confer an advantage to shot putters?