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Live Data

There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to choose from. You will find in the left column below some starters on the topic of Live Data. In the right column below are links to related online activities, videos and teacher resources.

A lesson starter does not have to be on the same topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a totally different area of Mathematics.

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Live Data Starters:

Absolutely Everyone: A choice of questions about the current world population which is constantly changing.

Weather Maths: Eight mathematical questions about the current weather and times in four cities around the world.

 

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Featured Activity

Four Colour Theorem

Four Colour Theorem

This mathematical activity involves colouring in! That makes a change. Using the paint bucket tool can you flood fill the regions so that no two adjacent regions are the same colour?

 

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Notes:

One of the big differences between Maths from a textbook and Maths from the web is the possibility of using live data. This possibility gives problem solving real context and allows investigating statistical connections to be far more meaningful.

Live Data Teacher Resources:

A Show Of Hands: Produce a number of graphs and charts from a quick show of hands.

Plinko Probability: A simulation of a Quincunx (Galton Board) which can be used to create the bell shaped curve of the normal distribution.

Significance: A slide presentation showing how to use the chi-squared test to measure significance.

Live Data Activities:

Currency Conversion: Test your ability to convert from one currency to another with this self marking quiz.

Heptaphobia Research: Use written methods to answer ten arithmetic questions. When you have finished you will find the results of this amazing research.

Pin Drop: Estimate the probability of a drawing pin landing point up from experimental data.

Live Data Investigations:

Beginning with One: Is it true that most numbers begin with 1? Think of numbers you see everyday and it is a surprising fact that so many of them begin with a one. Can you think why this is true?

First Impressions: This activity will collect data about your first impressions of some optical illusions. You can then analyse the data to come to your own conclusions.

Predictive Survey: An eight question survey collecting data for an amazing probability experiment.

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

Live Data Videos:

The Beauty of Data Visualization: Complex data sets (like military spending, media buzz, Facebook updates) are turned into beautiful, simple diagrams.

Visualising Data: Hans Rosling's famous lectures combine enormous quantities of public data with a sport's commentator's style to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development.

Live Data External Links:

Links to other websites containing resources for Live Data are provided for those logged into 'Transum Mathematics'. Subscribing also opens up the opportunity for you to add your own links to this panel. You can sign up using one of the buttons below:

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Eleven In Your Head

Eleven In Your Head

Multiply numbers by eleven in your head. So far this activity has been accessed 6640 times and 136 people have earned a Transum Trophy for completing it.

 

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