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Eurovision 2015

This critical analysis activity for Core Maths students asks students to manipulate data to solve problems based on Eurovision Song Contest information from 2015’s competition.

Eurovision 2015: Overview
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student...

Due dates

This Core Maths task looks to introduce the Normal distribution and is a precursor to the Baby boom activity.

Due dates: Teacher guidance
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge,...

Chicken and egg

This Core Maths task is linked to the Baby boom task and explores standardising Normal distributions by analysing the weight of eggs.

Chicken and egg: Teacher guidance
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task...

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:...

Best Song Ever

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...

Baby boom

This Core Maths task explores the Normal distribution through looking at the weights of new born babies.

Baby boom: Teacher guidance
This teacher guidance gives an overview of the task including prior student knowledge, suggested approaches and possible extensions.

Baby...

100m Sprint

In this activity students examine the Olympic 100m winning times from 1928 to 2012. Both men's and women's times show an improvement. The challenge is how to show that there is an improving trend and to show which times show the most improvement. Scatter graphs, regression and the Least Squares Regression Line are...

Spread of disease

This Core Maths resource enables students to explore various models of the spread of disease. 

The presentation has links to instructions for three activities:

  • a practical investigation using a die and counters to model the spread and decline of a disease and an activity sheet to...

Shockwheat memos

This Core Maths task asks students to analyse data surrounding the design and promotion of a new breakfast cereal, ‘Shockwheat’, and the collectable toys contained in each pack.

Shockwheat: Teacher guide
A lesson by lesson outline, containing notes and suggestions on how best to...

Scams

This resource is designed to introduce students to the need to be wary when an offer seems too good to be true. The resource contains an outline, guidance for teachers and a handout suitable for duplication for students. Students can use simulation or a more theoretical analysis of probability to work out why the...

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