In this activity students calculate Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficient. The activity consists of students listening to the first few seconds of ten famous songs, ranking them and then comparing their ranking with an official ranking.
Best Songs Ever: This presentation has links to ten songs. Students are to listen to sixty seconds of each song then rank them. The slides give brief instructions to the students asking them to check for correlation with the official ranking found on the last slide.
Best Songs Ever: This gives a brief overview of the resource including prior knowledge and a possible extension.
Spearman's Teachers' Notes: This document gives brief suggestions about using the presentation. It splits the task into two lessons, the first being to listen to the songs, rank them, draw a scatter plot then calculate the Spearman's Correlation Coefficient. It suggests that students combine their findings during the second lesson.