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Broad Topics > Handling, Processing and Representing Data > Handling data

### Box Plot Match

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Match the cumulative frequency curves with their corresponding box plots.

### Estimating Time

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

How well can you estimate 10 seconds? Investigate with our timing tool.

### What's the Weather Like?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

With access to weather station data, what interesting questions can you investigate?

### Perception Versus Reality

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Infographics are a powerful way of communicating statistical information. Can you come up with your own?

### Picturing the World

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

How can we make sense of national and global statistics involving very large numbers?

### Olympic Triathlon

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Is it the fastest swimmer, the fastest runner or the fastest cyclist who wins the Olympic Triathlon?

### Which List Is Which?

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Six samples were taken from two distributions but they got muddled up. Can you work out which list is which?

### Statistical Shorts

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you decide whether these short statistical statements are always, sometimes or never true?

### Olympic Records

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

### Who's the Best?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

### The Car That Passes

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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?

### In the Playground

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?

### Planning a School Trip

##### Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

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 Hair Colour Game

##### Age 5 to 7 Challenge Level:

The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

### How Would You Score It?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

### For Richer for Poorer

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Charlie has moved between countries and the average income of both has increased. How can this be so?

### Searching for Mean(ing)

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Imagine you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights. How many of each weight would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg? What other averages could you have?

### M, M and M

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?

### Reaction Timer

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.

### Very Old Man

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?

### Substitution Cipher

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Find the frequency distribution for ordinary English, and use it to help you crack the code.

### Litov's Mean Value Theorem

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...

### A Population Survey

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

A geographical survey: answer the tiny questionnaire and then analyse all the collected responses...

### One Variable, Two Variable, Three Variable, More

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Displaying one-variable and two-variable data can be straightforward; what about three or more?

### Challenging Data Tasks: the Making of "where Are You Flying?"

##### Age 16 to 18

How was the data for this problem compiled? A guided tour through the process.

### Where Are You Flying?

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Where do people fly to from London? What is good and bad about these representations?

### Statistics - Maths of Real Life

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

This pilot collection of resources is designed to introduce key statistical ideas and help students to deepen their understanding.

### Shifting Average

##### Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

What happens to the average if you subtract 8 from all of the numbers?

### Being Resilient - Primary Statistics

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.

### Being Resourceful - Primary Statistics

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

### Being Collaborative - Primary Statistics

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.

### Being Curious - Primary Statistics

##### Age 5 to 11 Challenge Level:

Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.

### Unequal Averages

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Play around with sets of five numbers and see what you can discover about different types of average...

### Half a Minute

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Anna, Ben and Charlie have been estimating 30 seconds. Who is the best?

### Wipeout

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you do a little mathematical detective work to figure out which number has been wiped out?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Can you find sets of numbers which satisfy each of our mean, median, mode and range conditions?

### Secondary Cipher Challenge Part 1

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

Here is the start of a six-part challenge. Can you get to the end and crack the final message?

### A Random Rambling Rant

##### Age 5 to 18

A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.

### Helicopters

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?

### Discussing Risk and Reward

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

10 starting points for risk vs reward

### The Wrong Stats

##### Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

### In the Bag

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### Data Matching

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

Use your skill and judgement to match the sets of random data.

### Enriching Data Handling

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers looks at some suggestions taken from the NRICH website that offer a broad view of data and ask some more probing questions about it.

### Meaningful Statistics

##### Age 5 to 11

This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.

### History of Morse

##### Age 7 to 18

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.

### Inspector Morse

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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?

### Cricket Ratings

##### Age 14 to 16

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.

### Tree Tops

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you make sense of information about trees in order to maximise the profits of a forestry company?