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.
You'll need to work in a group on this problem. Use your sticky notes to show the answer to questions such as 'how many girls are there in your group?'.
Ideas for practical ways of representing data such as Venn and Carroll diagrams.
Statistics problems at primary level that may require resilience.
Can you see who the gold medal winner is? What about the silver medal winner and the bronze medal winner?
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?
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?
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.
Statistics problems for inquiring primary learners.
Statistics problems at primary level that require careful consideration.
Statistics problems for primary learners to work on with others.
This article for teachers describes an activity which encourages meaningful data collection, display and interpretation.
A maths-based Football World Cup simulation for teachers and students to use.
Some children were playing a game. Make a graph or picture to show how many ladybirds each child had.
Use the information about the ducks on a particular farm to find out which of the statements about them must be true.
Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical representations and takes, in the second part of the article, examples of reception children's own representations.
Statistics problems for lower primary that will get you thinking.
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
This problem explores the range of events in a sports day and which ones are the most popular and attract the most entries.
How can people be divided into groups fairly for events in the Paralympics, for school sports days, or for subject sets?
Statistics problems for you to work on with others.
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
Use the two sets of data to find out how many children there are in Classes 5, 6 and 7.
Making a scale model of the solar system
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?
Design and test a paper helicopter. What is the best design?
Have you ever wondered how maps are made? Or perhaps who first thought of the idea of designing maps? We're here to answer these questions for you.
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.