You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Can you use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many boys and girls are there in your group?'.
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?
Use the two sets of data to find out how many children there are in Classes 5, 6 and 7.
Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.
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.
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?
This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
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.
Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Use the information about the ducks on a particular farm to find out which of the statements about them must be true.
Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical representations and takes, in the second part of the article, examples of reception children's own representations.
Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show how many ladybirds each child had.
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
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.
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
Making a scale model of the solar system
Does a graph of the triangular numbers cross a graph of the six times table? If so, where? Will a graph of the square numbers cross the times table too?
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?