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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.

Coin Toss Checker

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you make a set of random data which will fool the computer?

A Population Survey

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

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?

Statistical Shorts

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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.

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?

Box Plot Match

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Match the cumulative frequency curves with their corresponding box plots.

Picturing the World

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

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.

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?

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.

Discussing Risk and Reward

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

10 starting points for risk vs reward

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?

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?

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?

Data Matching

Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

Odd One Out

Age 16 to 18 Short Challenge Level:

In this short problem, can you deduce the likely location of the odd ones out in six sets of random numbers?

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?

Very Old Man

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?

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?

Helicopters

Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

The Wrong Stats

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

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