Reaction Time :: Even or Odd

When the numbers appear hit the correct button depending on whether the numbers are even or odd


Press one of the buttons above.

Odd pair reaction timesEven pair reaction times

The median odd reaction time is and the median even reaction time is .

This activity will record your reaction time each time you identify a pair of numbers as either both odd or both even. You can copy and paste your times into a spreadsheet when you have finished in order to analyse them. This activity might be part of a Maths coursework project.

After recording at least ? times for both odd and even pairs you will also be awarded a Transum Trophy.


Record times to:

Switch positions of 'Both Even' and 'Both Odd' buttons after each button click.

Here are some comments about this activity:


Monday, September 14, 2015

"Each time a person completes this activity and collects a trophy the fastest median reaction type (odd or even) is recorded in the database. When sufficient data has been collected this page will show the results. This hopefully will show whether it is easier to recognise odd or even numbers."

Clive, Southampton

Monday, September 14, 2015

"My pupils did this activity and we collected together the class results. Some people thought there might be a difference between boys and girls but we did not have enough data to say for sure."

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