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