Search by Topic

Filter by: Content type:
Age range:
Challenge level:

There are 20 results

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

problem icon

Box Plot Match

Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Match the cumulative frequency curves with their corresponding box plots.

problem icon

What's the Weather Like?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

problem icon

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?

problem icon

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.

problem icon

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?

problem icon

The Time Is ...

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Can you put these mixed-up times in order? You could arrange them in a circle.

problem icon

Who's the Best?

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

problem icon

Substitution Cipher

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

problem icon

Real Statistics

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How does it compare with children in your class?

problem icon

Half a Minute

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Anna, Ben and Charlie have been estimating 30 seconds. Who is the best?

problem icon

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.

problem icon

Decathlon: the Art of Scoring Points

Age 14 to 18

How do decisions about scoring affect who wins a combined event such as the decathlon?

problem icon

It's a Scrabble

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

Letters have different values in Scrabble - how are they decided upon? And would the values be the same for other languages?

problem icon

Substitution Transposed

Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

problem icon

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?

problem icon

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?

problem icon

Coin Toss Checker

Age 16 to 18 Challenge Level:

Can you make a set of random data which will fool the computer?

problem icon

Compare the Squares

Age 7 to 11 Challenge Level:

In this problem you will do your own poll to find out whether your friends think two squares on a board are the same colour or not.

problem icon

Inspector Morse

Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

You may like to read the article on Morse code before attempting this question. Morse's letter analysis was done over 150 years ago, so might there be a better allocation of symbols today?

problem icon

Cricket Ratings

Age 14 to 16

Like all sports rankings, the cricket ratings involve some maths. In this case, they use a mathematical technique known as exponential weighting. For those who want to know more, read on.