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These are the Transum resources related to the statement: "Presentation of data (discrete and continuous): frequency distributions (tables). Histograms. Cumulative frequency; cumulative frequency graphs; use to find median, quartiles, percentiles, range and interquartile range (IQR). Production and understanding of box and whisker diagrams".

Here are some specific activities, investigations or visual aids we have picked out. Click anywhere in the grey area to access the resource.

- Box Plots An exercise on reading and drawing box-and-whisker diagrams which represent statistical data.
- Box Plots Video Box plots, sometimes called box and whisker diagrams, are a useful way of visualising data.
- Cumulative Frequency Online exercises on cumulative frequency for discrete and grouped data with exam-style questions.
- Histograms Practise drawing and reading information from histograms displaying grouped data
- Reading Graphs and Charts Answer real-life problems from different types of graphs and charts including piece-wise linear graphs.
- The Beauty of Data Visualization Complex data sets (like military spending, media buzz, Facebook updates) are turned into beautiful, simple diagrams.

Here are some exam-style questions on this statement:

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*The grouped frequency table gives information about the times, in minutes, that 90 commuters take to get home from work.*" ... more - "
*155 people were asked how much money they would pay for particular three-course meal in a special restaurant.*" ... more - "
*The scatter graph gives information about the marks earned in a Statistic exam and a Mathematics exam by each of 13 students.*" ... more - "
*Here is some information about the length of time children spent in a swimming pool at a holiday resort during a heat wave.*" ... more - "
*The table shows the marks earned by 200 students taking a Maths exam.*" ... more - "
*The table shows the amount of time, in months, taken to sell houses on the Happyland housing estate.*" ... more - "
*This histogram shows information about the ages of 317 people attending a charity concert. The cost of tickets for children under 15 years of age are half price. If a full price ticket was £18, estimate the total income of all 317 ticket sales.*" ... more - "
*The distribution of daily average wind speed on an island over a period of 120 days is displayed on this box-and-whisker diagram.*" ... more - "
*The following grouped frequency table shows the length of time, \(t\), in minutes, visitors watched an octopus swimming around a tank at an aquarium.*" ... more - "
*Derek has put together a fantasy football squad and has recorded the heights of all the players in the squad rounded to the nearest centimetre. The data is illustrated in the following box and whisker diagram.*" ... more - "
*The charts below show the results of pupils in a Year Group answering twenty mental arithmetic questions.*" ... more - "
*Poppy Pringle recorded the heights in centimetres of the sunflowers growing in her brother's and sister's gardens.*" ... more - "
*The following table shows the number of days families spend in a particular seaside hotel in August last year.*" ... more - "
*A TV company surveyed 88 of its employees to find out how much time they spend travelling to work on a given day. The results of the survey are shown in the following cumulative frequency diagram.*" ... more - "
*This cumulative frequency graph shows the speeds in kmh*" ... more^{-1}of cyclists passing a certain point on a race track.

Click on a topic below for suggested lesson Starters, resources and activities from Transum.

If you are using the TI-Nspire calculator you can find instructions for creating a box plot on the Calculator Essentials page.

If you use a TI-Nspire GDC there are instructions useful for drawing box plots.

This Bicen Maths video clip shows everything you need to memorise on Representation of Data for A Level Maths.

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