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There are 53 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Handling data, you may find related items under Handling, Processing and Representing Data.

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

Box Plot Match

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Match the cumulative frequency curves with their corresponding box plots.

Estimating Time

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

What's the Weather Like?

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Perception Versus Reality

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

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

Picturing the World

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

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

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?

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?

Statistical Shorts

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you decide whether these short statistical statements are always, sometimes or never true?

Olympic Records

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you deduce which Olympic athletics events are represented by the graphs?

Who's the Best?

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

The Car That Passes

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

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?

In the Playground

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?

Planning a School Trip

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

You are organising a school trip and you need to write a letter to parents to let them know about the day. Use the cards to gather all the information you need.

The Hair Colour Game

Age 7 to 11
Challenge Level

The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?

How Would You Score It?

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.

For Richer for Poorer

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Charlie has moved between countries and the average income of both has increased. How can this be so?

Searching for Mean(ing)

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

If you have a large supply of 3kg and 8kg weights, how many of each would you need for the average (mean) of the weights to be 6kg?

M, M and M

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

If you are given the mean, median and mode of five positive whole numbers, can you find the numbers?

Reaction Timer

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Very Old Man

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Is the age of this very old man statistically believable?

Substitution Cipher

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Litov's Mean Value Theorem

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Start with two numbers and generate a sequence where the next number is the mean of the last two numbers...

P Is for Posing

Age 5 to 11

In this article for Primary teachers, we suggest a four step data handling model, based on the work of Alan Graham.

A Population Survey

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

A geographical survey: answer the tiny questionnaire and then analyse all the collected responses...

One Variable, Two Variable, Three Variable, More

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

Displaying one-variable and two-variable data can be straightforward; what about three or more?

Challenging Data Tasks: the Making of "where Are You Flying?"

Age 16 to 18

How was the data for this problem compiled? A guided tour through the process.

Where Are You Flying?

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

Where do people fly to from London? What is good and bad about these representations?

Statistics - Maths of Real Life

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

This pilot collection of resources is designed to introduce key statistical ideas and help students to deepen their understanding.

Shifting Average

Age 11 to 14 Short
Challenge Level

What happens to the average if you subtract 8 from all of the numbers?

Being Resilient - Primary Statistics

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.

Being Resourceful - Primary Statistics

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.

Being Collaborative - Primary Statistics

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.

Being Curious - Primary Statistics

Age 5 to 11
Challenge Level

Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.

Unequal Averages

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Play around with sets of five numbers and see what you can discover about different types of average...

Half a Minute

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

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

Wipeout

Age 11 to 16
Challenge Level

Can you do a little mathematical detective work to figure out which number has been wiped out?

About Average

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you find sets of numbers which satisfy each of our mean, median, mode and range conditions?

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?

Nutrition and Cycling

Age 14 to 16
Challenge Level

Andy wants to cycle from Land's End to John o'Groats. Will he be able to eat enough to keep him going?

A Random Rambling Rant

Age 5 to 18

A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.

Helicopters

Age 7 to 16
Challenge Level

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

Discussing Risk and Reward

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

10 starting points for risk vs reward

The Wrong Stats

Age 16 to 18
Challenge Level

Why MUST these statistical statements probably be at least a little bit wrong?

Understanding Hypotheses

Age 14 to 18

This article explores the process of making and testing hypotheses.

In the Bag

Age 11 to 14
Challenge Level

Can you guess the colours of the 10 marbles in the bag? Can you develop an effective strategy for reaching 1000 points in the least number of rounds?

Data Matching

Age 14 to 18
Challenge Level

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

Enriching Data Handling

Age 5 to 11

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.

Meaningful Statistics

Age 5 to 11

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

History of Morse

Age 7 to 18

This short article gives an outline of the origins of Morse code and its inventor and how the frequency of letters is reflected in the code they were given.

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?