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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.


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...


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...

Patriotic Design

In this activity students explore the idea of correlation. The resource contains an overview, teacher guidance, data sheet and handouts. The activity provides an introduction to correlation, showing the basis of Spearman’s Rank Correlation Coefficient, but also indicating there are other methods of trying to...

Normal distribution

This Core Maths activity gives students the opportunity to practise using the Normal Distribution to solve problems in a variety of situations. 

Students calculate and interpret mean and standard deviation and draw diagrams such as a box plot.They need a good understanding of how to calculate ...

Plan your own scheme of work - Jamble

2 different versions of editable schemes of work, supporting the quick planning of lessons.


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