Nuffield Mathematics teaching resources are for use in secondary and further education

FSMQ Level 1 Using data - original activities

These Nuffield  units are needed for the AQA courses in Free-Standing Maths and Use of Maths but have not been revised by Nuffield.  See also the revised activities.

Acid rain  

How acid rain is produced, and spreadsheet data analysis. 
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Body mass index  Teacher contribution 

Involves collecting and illustrating data using a spreadsheet. Some data included for practice.   
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Circles Teacher contribution   

Students measure circular objects and find pi from a graph.    
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Coffee shop  Teacher contribution     

Table of information about customers at a coffee shop. Use on paper or in spreadsheet form for discussion and practice of statistical techniques.  
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College trip  Teacher contribution

Includes a distance-time graph for interpretation.       
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Computer survey  Teacher contribution   

Students design a questionnaire about computer usage, carry out a survey and analyse the results.    
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Crushed calcium carbonate  Teacher contribution 

Includes data and line graph of a chemical reaction for interpretation.
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Day out

Students plan a day out using local rail timetables.   
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Eclipse 

Data sheets about eclipses. Discussion sheet and exercise involving interpretation of statistical diagrams.    
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Heights and weights   Teacher contribution

Data set of girls’ and boys’ heights and weights from which students select data, then calculate statistical measures and draw statistical diagrams.   
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Melting and freezing points Teacher contribution 

Practice in interpreting data   
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Mineral water  Teacher contribution 

Contains tabulated data and charts about the mineral content of various bottled waters. Students are asked to interpret and analyse this information.   
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On average  Teacher contribution  

Examples and exercises on mean, mode and median.   
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Reaction rates   Teacher contribution

Drawing and interpreting graphs using data provided from chemical reactions. Requires graphs to be drawn using a spreadsheet as well as by hand.   
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Making sense of data revision guide  

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