Free resources for teaching and assessment of key mathematical processes for 11-16 year olds

Cemetery mathematics

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Description: Pupils experience collecting primary data from a local graveyard or cemetery and then set their own questions; these are based on their preliminary observations, and can be answered from the available data. The cemetery visit allows pupils to explore the real issue of missing data for themselves.

Suitability: Pupils working at all levels; pairs or groups.

Time: 1+ days; 1½ hours upwards for preparation

Equipment: Clipboard map of the graveyard or cemetery

Key mathematical language: Sample, data, graph, average, mean, median, mode, range, hypothesis, predict, conjecture