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

FSMQ Level 3 Using and applying statistics - original activities

These Nuffield  activities 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.

Casio calculators Teacher contribution 

Instructions for using a Casio fx83WA or fx85WA to find the mean, standard deviation, product moment correlation coefficient and regression line of y on x. 
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Correlation Teacher contribution  

Students find product moment correlation coefficients and draw scatter graphs.  
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Critical thinking 

General instructions for writing a report   
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DISCUSS Sampling  

Simulations to aid understanding of how variation occurs within and between samples. Internet access needed. 
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Draw line graphs in Excel 

Activity showing students how to draw line and scatter graphs in Excel. Excel 2003 and 2007 versions available.
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Draw pie charts in Excel  

Activity showing students how to draw a pie chart in Excel and change its appearance. Excel 2003 and 2007 versions available.  
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Student and teacher notes for Excel 2007 Word  
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Election results 2005 and 2010  

Spreadsheet containing UK General Election results. Use for practising spreadsheet skills.  
Spreadsheet 

Football figures 

Spreadsheet containing 2007-8 data for each premier league club.    
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Global warming 2004 

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Graphic calculators teacher contribution   

Presentation introducing students to the Casio fx-7400G PLUS calculator.  
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Health data 

Data sets about the health of adults and children in the UK, and information about hospital waiting lists and so on.  
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Mammals 

Data sheets giving body mass, brain mass, sleep duration, life span, gestation time and danger index for small, medium and large mammals.   
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Module results  Teacher contribution  

Students analyse and compare results for two modules. Includes use of Excel and Autograph as well as diagrams and calculations done by hand.   
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Music and work   

Students write an hypothesis and design an experiment to test whether listening to music has any effect on the performance of people doing work. Includes  arithmetic tests that may be used to carry out such an experiment.  
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Pareto charts  

Combination of bar and cumulative frequency charts that are useful in economics, business and management. Data sheet and worksheet.  
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Pie charts  

Activity showing students how to draw a pie chart by hand. Also includes practice exercise with real data. This can also be used as follow up to draw pie charts in Excel activity.   
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Pulse rates 

Experiment to find the effect of exercise on pulse rates. Spreadsheet gives results from such an experiment carried out over a number of years by Dr Richard Wilson at the University of Queensland.  
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Price at the pump

Discuss what factors affect petrol prices at different petrol stations and how you could collect data to investigate the ideas generated.  May also be used later in the course when students are able to analyse data they collect.   
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Results 

Data sheets containing A-level results and a worksheet with related statements. Students consider the limitations of the data in assessing the truth of the statements. Optional use of spreadsheet.  
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Subject results  

Spreadsheet       
Spreadsheet containing A-level results in 13 subjects. Use for practice of spreadsheet skills.