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

Level 1 Using data

Matching graphs and scenarios 

Students match graphs with descriptions of the real situations they represent.  

Slides (1.7 MB)  
Student cards Word (67 K) 
Student cards pdf (364 K) 
Teacher notes Word (74 K)  
Teacher notes pdf (420 K)

Ratios 

Worksheet, bingo cards and matching cards to give learners practice in simplifying ratios.

Slides (1.3 MB)  
Bingo and match cards Word (220 KB)    
Bingo and match cards pdf (450 KB)   
Student sheets Word (426 KB)
Student sheets pdf (475 KB)  
Teacher notes Word (166 KB)    
Teacher notes pdf (438 KB)  

Fractions, decimals and percentages

A variety of activities which can be used to give students practice in converting between fractions, decimals and percentages.

Slides  
Student sheets Word
Student sheets pdf 
Teacher notes Word   
Teacher notes pdf

Outdoor Gig

Students use weather data to consider which month would be the best to hold an outdoor gig. Students practise using either a calculator (version A below) or a spreadsheet (version B) to calculate mean and range values.

Teacher notes Word (76 KB)
Teacher notes pdf (453 KB)   
Slides A calculator activity (2.3 MB)
Student sheets A calculator activity (203 KB)
Student sheets pdf A calculator activity (451 KB)
Slides B spreadsheet activity (2.2 MB)
Student sheets B spreadsheet activity (204 KB)
Student sheets pdf B spreadsheet activity (451 KB) 

Spreadsheet data for students (217 KB)  
Spreadsheet answers for teachers (276 KB)

Shorter by helicopter  

Students plot graphs of real data to compare the straight-line distances between towns with the distance by road.

Slides (1.5 MB)  
Student sheets Word (220 KB)  
Student sheets pdf (410 KB)  
Teacher notes Word (70 KB)    Teacher notes pdf (474 KB) 

Currency conversion   

An introduction to conversion graphs and direct proportionality in the context of currency conversion, reading and plotting graphs and calculating gradients. One question uses a spreadsheet.

Slides (1.4 MB)
Student sheets Word 2003 (350 KB)
Student sheets Word 2007 (74 KB)
Student sheets pdf (444 KB)
Teacher notes Word (78 KB) Teacher notes pdf (457 KB)

House prices  

There are two versions of this activity. Both involve large data sets of house prices showing how they have changed in different locations over long and short periods of time.

  • Version A: students draw and interpret statistical diagrams and calculate statistical measures by hand.
  • Version B: students use a spreadsheet to create the statistical diagrams and calculate statistical measures, then interpret them.

Spreadsheet containing data (1.0 MB)
Teacher notes Word (340 KB)   Teacher notes pdf (605 KB)
A Statistics activity:
Student sheets Word (508 KB)   Student sheets pdf (629 KB)
B Spreadsheet activity:
Student sheets Word (290 KB)  Student sheets pdf (423 KB

Plumber's call-out   

Students complete data tables, then draw, read and interpret linear graphs where the intercept on the y axis is not zero. Interpretation includes finding where two linear graphs meet. The last part requires a spreadsheet – omit if computers not available.

Slides (1.3 MB)
Student sheets Word (169 KB)  
Student sheets pdf (547 KB)
Teacher notes Word (75 KB)   Teacher notes pdf (485 KB)