# 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. *

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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