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?
Take a look at these data collected by children in 1986 as part of the Domesday Project. What do they tell you? What do you think about the way they are presented?
Have a look at this data from the RSPB 2011 Birdwatch. What can you say about the data?
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?
When Charlie retires, he's looking forward to the quiet life, whereas Alison wants a busy and exciting retirement. Can you advise them on where they should go?
Invent a scoring system for a 'guess the weight' competition.
Can you decide whether these short statistical statements are always, sometimes or never true?
Can you work out which spinners were used to generate the frequency charts?
Can you make sense of the charts and diagrams that are created and used by sports competitors, trainers and statisticians?
Six samples were taken from two distributions but they got muddled up. Can you work out which list is which?
Many of you worked in a very systematic way to solve this challenge.
Go to last month's problems to see more solutions.
A random ramble for teachers through some resources that might add a little life to a statistics class.