This collection of resources is produced by the Core Maths Support Programme to support the implementation of Core Maths. The collection contains a range of activities all designed to enable students to use and apply statistics in unfamiliar contexts.


Types of data

This Core Maths task consists of a presentation that explains and reviews the distinctions between different types of data. It explains the difference between the following categories of data:

  • qualitative and quantitative
  • discrete and continuous
  • primary and secondary


Practice time

In this Core Maths task student have to answer a series of statistics questions covering box and whisker plots, cumulative frequency graphs and stem and leaf diagrams.

Practice Time: presentation
This PowerPoint presentation contains six examples, with questions, for students to explore...

Body temperature

This Core Maths task asks the question ‘How do you know if you are really unwell?’ The activity explores the data surrounding body temperature, shows how to summarise continuous data and explores the effect on summary statistics that changing the size of the class interval has.

Body temperature:...

Throwing a six

In this Core Maths task students explore the question ‘On average, how many throws does it take to throw a six?’ Through this activity students can gain an understanding of ‘expectation’ as well as learning how to calculate summary statistics when the data is given in a frequency table.

Throwing a...


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