Statistics Starters:Average Smile: Calculate the mean, median and range of the given scores. Pie Chart: An exercise in estimating what the sectors of a pie chart represent. Seedy CDs: Interpret data given in the form of a bar chart then create a new bar chart showing the given statistics. Weather Maths: Eight mathematical questions about the current weather and times in four cities around the world.
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Curriculum for Statistics:Year 5Pupils should be taught to solve comparison, sum and difference problems using information presented in a line graph more... Pupils should be taught to complete, read and interpret information in tables, including timetables. more... Year 6Pupils should be taught to interpret and construct pie charts and line graphs and use these to solve problems more... Pupils should be taught to calculate and interpret the mean as an average more... Years 7 to 9Pupils should be taught to describe, interpret and compare observed distributions of a single variable through: appropriate graphical representation involving discrete, continuous and grouped data; and appropriate measures of central tendency (mean, mode, median) and spread (range, consideration of outliers) more... Pupils should be taught to construct and interpret appropriate tables, charts, and diagrams, including frequency tables, bar charts, pie charts, and pictograms for categorical data, and vertical line (or bar) charts for ungrouped and grouped numerical data more... Pupils should be taught to describe simple mathematical relationships between two variables (bivariate data) in observational and experimental contexts and illustrate using scatter graphs. more... Years 10 and 11Pupils should be taught to infer properties of populations or distributions from a sample, whilst knowing the limitations of sampling more... Pupils should be taught to interpret and construct tables and line graphs for time series data more... Pupils should be taught to {construct and interpret diagrams for grouped discrete data and continuous data, ie, histograms with equal and unequal class intervals and cumulative frequency graphs, and know their appropriate use} more... Pupils should be taught to interpret, analyse and compare the distributions of data sets from univariate empirical distributions through appropriate graphical representation involving discrete, continuous and grouped data, {including box plots} and appropriate measures of central tendency (including modal class) and spread {including quartiles and interquartile range} more... Pupils should be taught to apply statistics to describe a population more... Pupils should be taught to use and interpret scatter graphs of bivariate data; recognise correlation and know that it does not indicate causation; draw estimated lines of best fit; make predictions; interpolate and extrapolate apparent trends whilst knowing the dangers of so doing. more... Years 12 and 13Pupils should be taught to understand and use the terms 'population' and 'sample'. Use samples to make informal inferences about the population. Understand and use sampling techniques, including simple random sampling and opportunity sampling. Select or critique sampling techniques in the context of solving a statistical problem, including understanding that different samples can lead to different conclusions about the population more... Pupils should be taught to interpret diagrams for singlevariable data, including understanding that area in a histogram represents frequency. Students should be familiar with histograms, frequency polygons, box and whisker plots (including outliers) and cumulative frequency diagrams more... Pupils should be taught to interpret measures of central tendency and variation, extending to standard deviation. Be able to calculate standard deviation, including from summary statistics more... Feedback:Comment recorded on the 10 April 'Starter of the Day' page by Mike Sendrove, Salt Grammar School, UK.: "A really useful set of resources  thanks. Is the collection available on CD? Are solutions available?" Comment recorded on the 1 August 'Starter of the Day' page by Peter Wright, St Joseph's College: "Love using the Starter of the Day activities to get the students into Maths mode at the beginning of a lesson. Lots of interesting discussions and questions have arisen out of the activities. Comment recorded on the 24 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Ruth Seward, Hagley Park Sports College: "Find the starters wonderful; students enjoy them and often want to use the idea generated by the starter in other parts of the lesson. Keep up the good work" Comment recorded on the 25 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger.kisby@herts and essex.herts.sch.uk, : "We all love your starters. It is so good to have such a collection. We use them for all age groups and abilities. Have particularly enjoyed KIM's game, as we have not used that for Mathematics before. Keep up the good work and thank you very much Comment recorded on the 17 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Amy Thay, Coventry: "Thank you so much for your wonderful site. I have so much material to use in class and inspire me to try something a little different more often. I am going to show my maths department your website and encourage them to use it too. How lovely that you have compiled such a great resource to help teachers and pupils. Comment recorded on the 14 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Inger Kisby, Herts and Essex High School: "Just a quick note to say that we use a lot of your starters. It is lovely to have so many different ideas to start a lesson with. Thank you very much and keep up the good work." Comment recorded on the 9 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Liz, Kuwait: "I would like to thank you for the excellent resources which I used every day. My students would often turn up early to tackle the starter of the day as there were stamps for the first 5 finishers. We also had a lot of fun with the fun maths. All in all your resources provoked discussion and the students had a lot of fun." Comment recorded on the 9 April 'Starter of the Day' page by Jan, South Canterbury: "Thank you for sharing such a great resource. I was about to try and get together a bank of starters but time is always required elsewhere, so thank you." Comment recorded on the 1 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Phil Anthony, Head of Maths, Stourport High School: "What a brilliant website. We have just started to use the 'starteroftheday' in our yr9 lessons to try them out before we change from a high school to a secondary school in September. This is one of the best resources online we have found. The kids and staff love it. Well done an thank you very much for making my maths lessons more interesting and fun." Comment recorded on the 14 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Trish Bailey, Kingstone School: "This is a great memory aid which could be used for formulae or key facts etc  in any subject area. The PICTURE is such an aid to remembering where each number or group of numbers is  my pupils love it! Comment recorded on the 1 February 'Starter of the Day' page by M Chant, Chase Lane School Harwich: "My year five children look forward to their daily challenge and enjoy the problems as much as I do. A great resource  thanks a million." Comment recorded on the 23 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Judy, Chatsmore CHS: "This triangle starter is excellent. I have used it with all of my ks3 and ks4 classes and they are all totally focused when counting the triangles." Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Fiona Bray, Cams Hill School: "This is an excellent website. We all often use the starters as the pupils come in the door and get settled as we take the register." Comment recorded on the 10 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Carol, Sheffield PArk Academy: "3 NQTs in the department, I'm new subject leader in this new academy  Starters R Great!! Lovely resource for stimulating learning and getting eveyone off to a good start. Thank you!!" Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by S Mirza, Park High School, Colne: "Very good starters, help pupils settle very well in maths classroom." Comment recorded on the 18 September 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs. Peacock, Downe House School and Kennet School: "My year 8's absolutely loved the "Separated Twins" starter. I set it as an optional piece of work for my year 11's over a weekend and one girl came up with 3 independant solutions." Comment recorded on the 19 June 'Starter of the Day' page by Nikki Jordan, Braunton School, Devon: "Excellent. Thank you very much for a fabulous set of starters. I use the 'weekenders' if the daily ones are not quite what I want. Brilliant and much appreciated." Comment recorded on the 2 May 'Starter of the Day' page by Angela Lowry, : "I think these are great! So useful and handy, the children love them. Comment recorded on the 11 January 'Starter of the Day' page by S Johnson, The King John School: "We recently had an afternoon on accelerated learning.This linked really well and prompted a discussion about learning styles and short term memory." Comment recorded on the 19 November 'Starter of the Day' page by Lesley Sewell, Ysgol Aberconwy, Wales: "A Maths colleague introduced me to your web site and I love to use it. The questions are so varied I can use them with all of my classes, I even let year 13 have a go at some of them. I like being able to access Starters for the whole month so I can use favourites with classes I see at different times of the week. Thanks." Comment recorded on the 26 March 'Starter of the Day' page by Julie Reakes, The English College, Dubai: "It's great to have a starter that's timed and focuses the attention of everyone fully. I told them in advance I would do 10 then record their percentages." Comment recorded on the 19 October 'Starter of the Day' page by E Pollard, Huddersfield: "I used this with my bottom set in year 9. To engage them I used their name and favorite football team (or pop group) instead of the school name. For homework, I asked each student to find a definition for the key words they had been given (once they had fun trying to guess the answer) and they presented their findings to the rest of the class the following day. They felt really special because the key words came from their own personal information." Comment recorded on the 7 December 'Starter of the Day' page by Cathryn Aldridge, Pells Primary: "I use Starter of the Day as a registration and warmup activity for my Year 6 class. The range of questioning provided is excellent as are some of the images. Comment recorded on the 12 July 'Starter of the Day' page by Miss J Key, Farlingaye High School, Suffolk: "Thanks very much for this one. We developed it into a whole lesson and I borrowed some hats from the drama department to add to the fun!" Comment recorded on the 3 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mrs Johnstone, 7Je: "I think this is a brilliant website as all the students enjoy doing the puzzles and it is a brilliant way to start a lesson." Comment recorded on the 9 October 'Starter of the Day' page by Mr Jones, Wales: "I think that having a starter of the day helps improve maths in general. My pupils say they love them!!!" 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Notes:Statistics is the study of the collection, organisation, analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. It deals with all aspects of data, including the planning of data collection in terms of the design of surveys and experiments. It also includes describing mathematical relationships between variables and presenting these to an audience in a way that best conveys meaning.
Statistics Teacher Resources:A Show Of Hands: Produce a number of graphs and charts from a quick show of hands. Code Cracking Presentation: A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers. Correlation: Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have. Human Scatter Graphs: Pupils move to positions in the room according to their data relative to the walls as axes. Normal Distribution Calculator: A customised online calculator for quickly finding areas under the normal distribution curve. Pie Chart Creator: A quick and convenient tool for rapidly creating simple pie charts. 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 chisquared test to measure significance. tTest Revision: A slide presentation designed to revise the key aspects of Student's tTest. Statistics Activities:Averages: Test your understanding of averages with this self marking quiz about mean, median and range. Box Plots: An exercise on reading and drawing boxandwhisker diagrams which represent statistical data. Choose Your Average: This is a game for two players. You should know how to find the mean, median and range of a set of numbers. Code Cracker: Crack the code by replacing the encrypted letters in the given text. There are lots of hints provided about code breaking techniques. Correlation: Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have. Cumulative Frequency: Online exercises on cumulative frequency for discrete and grouped data with examstyle questions. Estimating Correlation: Practise the skill of estimating the correlation of data on a scatter graph in this self marking exercise. Histograms: Practise drawing and reading information from histograms displaying grouped data Pie Charts: Develop the skills to construct and interpret pie charts in this selfmarking set of exercises. Pin Drop: Estimate the probability of a drawing pin landing point up from experimental data. Plotting Scatter Graphs: Plot scatter graphs from data representing a number of different everyday situations. Standard Deviation: Find how 'spread out' data is by estimating and calculating this measure of dispersion. Alternatively, for the more advanced student, there is an evergrowing collection of ExamStyle Questions with worked solutions on the topic of Statistics. Statistics Investigations: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. Reaction Time: When the numbers appear hit the correct button depending on whether the numbers are even or odd Statistics Videos:It's not hard (Averages song): A really zany video revising mean, median, mode and range Mean, Median and Mode Song: A free trial lesson from Math Upgrade dot com. Scatter Graphs: Maths teachers from England construct a scatter graph from their heights and shoe sizes. Statistical Significance: This video explains numeric and categorical data and helps you gain an understanding of when to apply a ttest or a chisquare test. 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. Statistics External Links:Links to other websites containing resources for Statistics 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: SearchThe activity you are looking for may have been classified in a different way from the way you were expecting. You can search the whole of Transum Maths by using the box below.

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