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

### 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?

### Our Sports

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

This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.

### The Games' Medals

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

Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?

### 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?

### If the World Were a Village

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

This activity is based on data in the book 'If the World Were a Village'. How will you represent your chosen data for maximum effect?

### Sticky Data

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

You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many girls are there in your group?'.

### Class 5's Names

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

Class 5 were looking at the first letter of each of their names. They created different charts to show this information. Can you work out which member of the class was away on that day?

### Who's the Best?

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

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

### 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.

### 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?

### Substitution Cipher

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

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

### How Big Are Classes 5, 6 and 7?

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

Use the two sets of data to find out how many children there are in Classes 5, 6 and 7.

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

Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show how many ladybirds each child had.

### Do You Brush Your Teeth Every Day?

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

How can we find out answers to questions like this if people often lie?

### Sleep: the Silent Killer

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

"Too much sleep is deadly" proclaimed the newspaper headline. Is this true?

### 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.

### 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.

### Terrariums

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

Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.

### Bird Watch

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?

### Observing the Sun and the Moon

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

How does the time of dawn and dusk vary? What about the Moon, how does that change from night to night? Is the Sun always the same? Gather data to help you explore these questions.

### Substitution Transposed

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

Substitution and Transposition all in one! How fiendish can these codes get?

### 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?

### May the Best Person Win

##### Age 5 to 16

How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?

### Charting More Success

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

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

### Make Your Own Solar System

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

Making a scale model of the solar system

### Charting Success

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

Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?

### Retiring to Paradise

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

When Charlie retires, he's looking forward to the quiet life, whereas Alison wants a busy and exciting retirement. Can you advise them on where they should go?

### Helicopters

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

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

### Avalanche!

##### Age 7 to 14 Challenge Level:

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

### Bio Graphs

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

What biological growth processes can you fit to these graphs?

### Zin Obelisk

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

In the ancient city of Atlantis a solid rectangular object called a Zin was built in honour of the goddess Tina. Your task is to determine on which day of the week the obelisk was completed.

### 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.

### Gr8 Coach

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

Can you coach your rowing eight to win?

### What Does it Say to You?

##### Age 5 to 11

Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical representations and takes, in the second part of the article, examples of reception children's own representations.

### You Never Get a Six

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

Charlie thinks that a six comes up less often than the other numbers on the dice. Have a look at the results of the test his class did to see if he was right.

### Dining Ducks

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

Use the information about the ducks on a particular farm to find out which of the statements about them must be true.

### Football World Cup Simulation

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

A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.