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.

## Ratios

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

## Fractions, decimals and percentages

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

## 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.

## Shorter by helicopter

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

## 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.

## 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.

## 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.