There are 24 NRICH Mathematical resources connected to Collecting data, you may find related items under Handling, Processing and Representing Data.Broad Topics > Handling, Processing and Representing Data > Collecting data
How well can you estimate 10 seconds? Investigate with our timing tool.
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?
What can you say about the child who will be first on the playground tomorrow morning at breaktime in your school?
The class were playing a maths game using interlocking cubes. Can you help them record what happened?
This problem offers you two ways to test reactions - use them to investigate your ideas about speeds of reaction.
Have a look at this table of how children travel to school. How does it compare with children in your class?
Use the interactivity to help get a feel for this problem and to find out all the possible ways the balls could land.
How can we find out answers to questions like this if people often lie?
Typical survey sample sizes are about 1000 people. Why is this?
A geographical survey: answer the tiny questionnaire and then analyse all the collected responses...
This article discusses how a survey company carries out its surveys and some of the issues involved.
How was the data for this problem compiled? A guided tour through the process.
Where do people fly to from London? What is good and bad about these representations?
This pilot collection of resources is designed to introduce key statistical ideas and help students to deepen their understanding.
Build a mini eco-system, and collect and interpret data on how well the plants grow under different conditions.
Do you know which birds are regular visitors where you live?
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.
Investigate how avalanches occur and how they can be controlled
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?
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.
Terry and Ali are playing a game with three balls. Is it fair that Terry wins when the middle ball is red?
Written for teachers, this article discusses mathematical representations and takes, in the second part of the article, examples of reception children's own representations.
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?