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?
Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.
This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.
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 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.
Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.
Use the two sets of data to find out how many children there are in Classes 5, 6 and 7.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
Making a scale model of the solar system
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.
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.
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?'.
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
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.
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.
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
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?
How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?