Module 11  Handling Data 
Handling Data  Teacher Notes
Solvemymaths has produced pages like this for lots of topics
NRICH Tasks
NRICH: Litov's
Mean Value Theorem 
Extras Generating Data Practically – Click here 
Data: These activities on Haircut Costs and Speed Trap focus on comparing box plots. Describing Data Sets with Outliers and Identifying Outliers are about outliers and skewness in data (see a related post on teaching skewness).
Median and Quartiles

Box Plots
There’s surprisingly few good box plot
resources online. But Don Steward never lets us down. His
website has a number of box
plot activities, my favourite of which is this true or false activity.

I also like the activity below from bigideasmath.com:
Party Box Plots Discuss the ages of guests at different types of party, to help them understand the concept of spread. For example you could ask them to draw a box plot representing the ages of guests at an 18th birthday party, a wedding, a child’s party etcThese ideas taken from Jo's blog  Click here for other ideas and links on Box Plots
Be aware of Summary Statistics  Median 
Scatter Graphs
The teacher selects two walls of the room to be the axes and asks the pupils to stand in a position in the room that represents their data. There are no scales on the axes, so there needs to be some discussion as to the range on each of the axes  Click here for Source
Spurious Correlations (Correlation does not imply Causation)  Click here

Averages and Spread Girls are Better at Maths?  mathspad.co.uk Averages Puzzle  mathspad.co.uk Wiped out  Median Don Steward Two poems  Median Don Steward Lots of excellent resources from Teachit Maths Averages Top Trumps  JustMaths Mean, Median, Mode and Range  Maths Assessment Project (activities at the back) 
Inquiry Prompt –
Click here
Mean Challenge

Averages Challenge 
Scatter Graphs Ideas and resources in my blog post on scatter graphs Simple scatter graph worksheet  t0md3an on TES 'Bee aware' activity  Median Don Steward Scatter graph questions  Median Don Steward Scatter graph hattrick  Teachit Maths Scatter graph investigation  Teachit Maths Lots of crazy correlations to discuss  take part in their polls  Click here 
Possible or Impossible
For full document with additional ideas  Click here 

Representing data Ideas and resources in my blog post on stem and leaf plots Ideas and resources in my blog post on box plots First names and surnames (pie charts)  Teachit Maths Pie Chart Puzzles  Churchill Maths Simple pie chart worksheet  m4ths.com Simple stem and leaf worksheet Cumulative frequency questions  Median Don Steward Cumulative frequency worksheet  mrmathematics.com Olympic Weights  NCETM Histogram lesson and activities  alutwyche on TES 
Sampling and Surveys Paddy Paws, Nisbett and the parrot (data collection sheet design)  Teachit Maths My classmates  Teachit Maths Probably the worst survey in the world Interactive biased question sort  mathspad.co.uk Common mistakes survey  The Chalk Face (& accompanying PowerPoint) Prezi slideshow 'Sampling'  to generate discussion about sampling methods (by me!) Types of data  The Chalk Face Data types and sampling methods  Teachit Maths Data collection and sampling revision cards  Teachit Maths Parking Permits (stratified sampling)  student sheet, notes, slides  Nuffield Foundation

