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Nappy Changing Challenge

The Nappy Changing Challenge from Cre8ate maths provides real data about students for analysis. They undertake a timed, practical, exercise of folding a towelling nappy and putting it onto a toy baby doll. Throughout the task students complete a form for the Nappy challenge and record their completed data in an...

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 spreadsheet where several playful students have been deliberately tampering with the data.

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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...

Fee Fi Foo Fum

This lesson plan with starter, main and plenary from CensusAtSchool suitable for Year Eight students develops the concept of ratio. Students will Investigate the Golden Ratio (also known as Phi) using the ratio of height to belly button height data collected and presented as a dataset.

The resource comes...

Sample Data Handling

This resource from CensusAtSchool aimed at Year Nine students is a complete set of five or six lessons which gives an idea of how to implement the project in the classroom using the students' own data.

There are comprehensive teachers’ notes, a dataset of over 100 students attributes, likes and dislikes. A...

What Is an Average?

This full lesson plan, plus dataset and worksheet, from CensusAtSchool is designed to help students understand the different types of average, how to calculate and compare them and which average it is appropriate to use for a particular data set.

What's in a Name?

In this lesson plan from stats4schools, students are asked to interrogate a dataset of first names. Students will order information chronologically, investigate the meaning of words in the context of names, use primary and secondary data and use research effectively to support an answer or argument.

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Where Does Your Money Go?

In this activity from stats4schools, students investigate how families spend their money by using a Family Spending report. Students plot appropriate graphs using ICT, interpret data from tables and graphs and understand where the average family spend their money including looking at the cost of living. Students...

Doing the Housework

In this activity from stats4schools, students investigate the gender differences when it comes to household chores. Students interpret information from tables and graphs, manipulate data, research gender stereotypes and formulate arguments for discussion. They will need internet access to conduct their own research...

Jedi - the New Religion

In this resource from stats4schools, students are asked if they believe in 'the Force'. One of the questions on the 2001 census asked people about their religion. Some people did put Jedi as a response on their census form and the Office for National Statistics have released this data. Students investigate this...

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