Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?
What statements can you make about the car that passes the school gates at 11am on Monday? How will you come up with statements and test your ideas?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to parents to let them know about the day. Use the cards to gather all the information you need.
The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?
This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.
Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?
In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?
You may like to read the article on Morse code before attempting this question. Morse's letter analysis was done over 150 years ago, so might there be a better allocation of symbols today?
Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.
Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.
A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?
Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
This short article gives an outline of the origins of Morse code and its inventor and how the frequency of letters is reflected in the code they were given.
Like all sports rankings, the cricket ratings involve some maths. In this case, they use a mathematical technique known as exponential weighting. For those who want to know more, read on.
Three teams have each played two matches. The table gives the total number points and goals scored for and against each team. Fill in the table and find the scores in the three matches.