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A Modal Pupil

This resource from CensusAtSchool produces descriptions of modal pupils using the data taken both from the original CensusAtSchol data and Phase Two of the project. The task encourages students to discuss and think about the merits of using averages.

The mathematical topics of mean, median and mode are used...

Big Schools

This resource from CensusAtSchool contains the data of the number of students in twenty of the largest schools in England. Students are asked to consider how location may impact on the size of the school and the numbers of students in a year group. Students are also required to compare their own school to others by...


In this resource from CensusAtSchool. students compare data on month of birth from 45,000 South African students given in a table to the same data represented in a bar chart. Students are asked to consider reasons for month of birth and why it is appropriate to use percentages for large data sets.Students are then...

Box and Whisker Plots

In this resource from CensusAtSchool, students are guided through the use of box and whisker plots and the use of quartiles and the interquartile range. Students compare two sets of data of student heights by drawing box and whisker plots.

This is an opportunity to use graphic calculators.

Cars at Home

In this resource from CensusAtSchool, students are asked to collect data about the number of cars owned by the households of class members, and present it as a bar or frequency graph.

Cars Galore

Comparing National Statistic data to CensusAtSchool data on car ownership and traffic is the task in this resource. Students are required to use their skills of reasoning to compare car ownership in different regions and interpretation of line graphs. In the extension task, students are required to read two-way...

Census at School

The CensusAtSchool UK project began in 2000 in conjunction with the National Statistics Office. The project, originally a one-off, was linked to the UK population census of 2001. It has now developed into a dynamic, ongoing and exciting initiative running in a number of countries.

It aims to:


Cleaning the Data

When you have a set of data the first thing you need to do is to check it out and eliminate any obviously wrong or false data. This is called “Cleaning the Data”.

This resource from CensusAtSchool provides a...

Data With No Name

In this resource from CensusAtSchool, a set of data is presented with little background information. Students are invited, via a series of questions, to turn the data into usable, useful information applying both mathematical reasoning and use of statistical methods.

It encourages the use of spreadsheets as...

Displaying Data

This lesson plan from CensusAtSchool is easy to put into practice in the classroom and is targeting the Year Six key objective of ‘Solve a problem by extracting and interpreting information presented in tables, graphs and charts.’

It involves the students in doing simple surveys and underlines the key...


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