# Resources tagged with: Handling data

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

### 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...

### 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?

### Tree Tops

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Can you make sense of information about trees in order to maximise the profits of a forestry company?

### Winning Team

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Nine cross country runners compete in a team competition in which there are three matches. If you were a judge how would you decide who would win?

### Substitution Cipher

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### What's the Weather Like?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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?

### Statistical Shorts

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### Wipeout

##### Age 11 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### Box Plot Match

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

Match the cumulative frequency curves with their corresponding box plots.

### Shifting Average

##### Age 11 to 14 Short Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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...

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### Who's the Best?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

Which countries have the most naturally athletic populations?

### 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.

### 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.

### 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?

### 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?

### A Population Survey

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### Helicopters

##### Age 7 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### Estimating Time

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Olympic Records

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### Data Matching

##### Age 14 to 18 Challenge Level:

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

### How Would You Score It?

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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

### 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?

### 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.

### Picturing the World

##### Age 14 to 16 Challenge Level:

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

### 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.

### 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.

### Half a Minute

##### Age 11 to 14 Challenge Level:

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