How well can you estimate 10 seconds? Investigate with our timing tool.

With access to weather station data, what interesting questions can you investigate?

Infographics are a powerful way of communicating statistical information. Can you come up with your own?

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

Is it the fastest swimmer, the fastest runner or the fastest cyclist who wins the Olympic Triathlon?

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

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

Six samples were taken from two distributions but they got muddled up. Can you work out which list is which?

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?

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?'.

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?

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.

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

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

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

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

Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.

Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.

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

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

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

Here is the start of a six-part challenge. Can you get to the end and crack the final message?

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

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

Making a scale model of the solar system

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

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?

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

Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled

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.

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

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.

This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.

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.

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

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

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?

In a league of 5 football teams which play in a round robin tournament show that it is possible for all five teams to be league leaders.

Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.