This activity asks you to collect information about the birds you see in the garden. Are there patterns in the data or do the birds seem to visit randomly?
Take a look at these data collected by children in 1986 as part of the Domesday Project. What do they tell you? What do you think about the way they are presented?
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?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
Looking at the 2012 Olympic Medal table, can you see how the data is organised? Could the results be presented differently to give another nation the top place?
Here's a very elementary code that requires young children to read a table, and look for similarities and differences.
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?
Guess the Houses game for an adult and child. Can you work out which house your partner has chosen by asking good questions?
This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.
Have a look at this data from the RSPB 2011 Birdwatch. What can you say about the data?
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?
Decide which charts and graphs represent the number of goals two football teams scored in fifteen matches.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
This task depends on learners sharing reasoning, listening to opinions, reflecting and pulling ideas together.
Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
These red, yellow and blue spinners were each spun 45 times in total. Can you work out which numbers are on each spinner?
Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.
Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.
Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.
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.