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Contingency Tables and the Chi-Squared Distribution: Defining the Chi-squared Distribution

In this activity students explore a spreadsheet which generates a chi-squared distribution with a specific degree of freedom. Students explore the differences in the distribution generated as the degree of freedom varies between 1 and 8. Students are required to find the mean and variance of a distribution with v...

Contingency Tables and the Chi-Squared Distribution: Chi-squared and Percentages

This activity is designed to enable students to appreciate that the chi-squared test can only be carried out using frequencies. This spreadsheet offers students the chance to play with percentages and other kinds of data to develop the understanding that the chi-squared test cannot be used with this data.

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Bivariate Data, Regression and Correlation: Ten-Point PMCC

In this activity, students are challenged to produce a scatter diagram consisting of ten points that give a product moment correlation coefficient of exactly 0.99. Students are expected to appreciate that the points will lie almost exactly on a straight line with at least one point being slightly out. The answer...

Markov Chains

A Markov chain is a mathematical system that undergoes transitions from one state to another, between a finite number of states.

This resource comprises a spreadsheet which allows students to enter values into the transition matrix and the initial state matrix of 2x2 and 3x3 matrices then perform a number of...

Costain bingo

This activity  from Plotr uses the game of bingo as a way of  getting students to  think creatively about the range of careers available in STEM sectors, particularly careers in construction and engineering.

Opportunities in numbers

This activity allows students to  research and present data, using live job and apprenticeship vacancy information found at plotr.co.uk as a stimulus.  Students practise using mathematical tools to present information. The activity will  familiarise pupils with...

Psychology of Attraction - Who do we like and Why?

A workshop plan and resources backed up by notes of related scientific studies that were developed by Cinelive and Professor Viren Swami of Anglia Ruskin University.

These were delivered as part of 'What's the Grey Matter with Gregory?', an immersive arts/science project delivered across the UK in 2015/2016...

Attracting Hormones - What and Who do we like?

A series of resources developed by Cinelive alongside Professor Dave Hornby of the University of Sheffield, Professor Frank Hucklebridge of the University of Westminster and Professor John Wass of Oxford University.

These resources provide the opportunity for a group to explore the history of our...

KS3 - Locomotive

In 1804 Scottish born Richard Trevithick invented the first working Steam Locomotive, initially used to transport resources. Trevithick's invention sparked a number of steam related transportation inventions, including George Stephenson infamous Rocket, the first passenger Steam Locomotive.

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KS2 + - Thames to tap

Ever thought about where you water comes from & how it gets to your taps? With the population of Victorian London growing water companies needed to construct a sophisticated network of pumps, pipes and filtration systems in order to deliver clean fresh drinking water. 

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