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.
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.
Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How does it compare with children in your class?
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical representations and takes, in the second part of the article, examples of reception children's own representations.
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
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?
The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?
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.
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?
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.