Secondary mathematics teaching resources: Data and statistics

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Interactive Car Tallying Exercise

Interactive Car Tallying Exercise

The pupils have to tally red, blue, green and yellow cars as they fly past in the presentation. This has proved a popular resource at both schools I have taught, particularly with lower ability classes

By Smeths

2017 KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

2017 KS2 SATs Revision Ultimate 3-in-1 Maths Organiser

It's back for 2017 with a fresh new look! All 48 booster packs (over 190 pages of content!) have been updated with the Sample paper and 2016 Reasoning and Arithmetic questions. The new video tutorials on YouTube for these questions are only accessible via this resource: a MUST for all KS2 primary schools, children and parents preparing for SATs! This resource allows a student to choose a weak topic area of theirs (personalised learning) from a menu of 48 topics and instantly opens a printable PDF of past SATs questions specific to that topic. All 48 topic PDFs are housed on Genius Maths' Google drive account which can only be accessed via this single file. All questions contain a Youtube Button next to them, so if a student needs help, they simply HIT THE YOUTUBE button to zoom off to a mini Youtube tutorial specific to that question on our Youtube channel. The Youtube channel has over 180,000 hits and rising from those who used it during the last two year's SATs. Also included are the One-A-Day Mini Maths Vidamins for Y5 + and links to Thinking Outside the Box puzzle videos! This single PDF could easily be placed on a teacher's computer for whiteboard projection. It could be used in whole class lessons in an ICT suite or from the comfort of a student's own living room on their tablet.Schools placing this on their own website will be giving students the ability to access and revise for their SATs from home across multiple platforms - laptops, tablets and phones. Students could even revise on their phone on a car journey!The school promo posters are included to help you advertise the launch of the Organiser on your school corridors/walls.*updated 04/12/16 to include KS2 Launch assembly and parent information letter to send home.**updated 03/03/17 to include Answer Booklet PDF. Now you can quickly check answers to all questions in the PDF, in addition to viewing solution and answer via the YouTube video.***Technical support: You do not need a google account to use this resource, if you are asked to sign in this it is because google has detected that someone has previously logged into a google account on your machine- in this case please first clear out cookies from your web browser. Thanks**TRY BEFORE YOU BUY HERE: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/try-before-you-buy-demo-2017-ks2-sats-ultimate-3-in-1-maths-organiser-11401380just copy and paste the link!

By ambowers2

KS4 Probability-Rescue the princess-adventure game

KS4 Probability-Rescue the princess-adventure game

Featured in the TES Newsletter. Adventure game in which students answer probability questions in order to rescue a princess. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. There are 5 sections, each with 2 topics. They have 4 attempts at each topic, if they get all 4 wrong, the game ends and they will have to start again. The 5 sections are: OR and AND questions, complementary events, combined events (inc. 'exactly' questions and 'at least' questions), conditional probability. Go to my profile page and check out my other games.

By kmbheck

Averages-Haunted house-adventure game

Averages-Haunted house-adventure game

RECOMMENDED by the TES panel. Adventure game in which students answer averages questions in order to progress through a haunted house. PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. There are 8 questions on mean, median, mode, mean and median from ungrouped and grouped frequency tables. Go to my profile page and check out my other games.

By kmbheck

Teacher Excel Markbook

Teacher Excel Markbook

This excel spreadsheet can be used to record student's grades. Using a 1-10 system you can record their marks and it will automatically average the grade. If you enter J, K or L in capitals (which is converted into a smiley face) in the effort column it will also average their effort grade. This provides formative feedback and allows progress to be monitored. This is a concept and could easily be adapted for specific use, i.e. Assessment without levels, BTEC etc.

By InformingEducation

Cash for questions revision activity

Cash for questions revision activity

There are 4 sets of questions (Number, Algebra, Shape, Data) which are mainly A and A* (with some lower grade questions from topics which students struggle with, e.g. percentages, constructions). PLEASE REVIEW / COMMENT. Students work in pairs or small groups to answer the questions. When they finish a question they get it marked and if it is correct they are given cash to the value of the question. There are bank notes which you can put your school name and pictures of your teachers on. The team with the most money at the end could be given a prize.

By kmbheck

GCSE Higher level Mathematics run around game

GCSE Higher level Mathematics run around game

This activity is aimed at Higher level students who are revising for their GCSE examination.Each round consists of four questions. Print the slides 8 to 13 on A4 paper and place one printed slide per table. (For a higher level set this may need printing more than once)Students are put into pairs (either by choice or teacher selection) and are given a copy of slide 14 and a few sheets of pieces of A4 paper.The pairs are designated a starting table and the timer (slide 2) is started. The students are then given 5 minutes to answer the four questions on that table. Once the five minutes is up the students move clockwise to the next table and start the next set of four questions and the timer of slide 3 is started. This continues until all students have completed the six tables worth of questions. The answering of the questions takes no more than 30 minutes. Students then remain at their final table, swap their answer sheet with the nearest table and the answers are produced. At this stage I go through the questions before revealing the answers. In this way the students have had a go at GCSE style Higher level questions and have also seen a demonstration as to how they should have been answered.Finally, students add up their score and the highest score get a prize!

By sjcooper

KS3/GCSE Maths Investigations

KS3/GCSE Maths Investigations

A set of investigations (complete with teacher notes and worksheets) where students are set a challenging problem and work to find the solution. Each investigation should take up a whole lesson. With this set of investigations, the emphasis is very much on problem-solving and independent work of children, though the amount of input of the teacher will inevitable depend on the pupils' abilities. The investigations are flexible and can be adapted to meet the pupils' needs.The first investigation focuses mainly on probability and gets pupils to find the total possible number of half-time scores if given the full-time score, eventually finding a formula connecting the two. The second connects geometry and algebra, getting pupils to generate a formula which links the total possible number of triangles with a given perimeter. The third investigation gets pupils to discover the origins of square numbers.

By samcurran1

Box and Whisker Plots

Box and Whisker Plots

An interactive maths lesson on box and whisker plots for GCSE (KS4) students. Suitable for 9th grade to 10th grade students

By skoolmaths

IB Maths Studies SL - Complete Notes

IB Maths Studies SL - Complete Notes

About 30 pages of neatly handwritten notes for the course for Maths Studies, as well as a revision checklist. You can download Topic 1 on its own for free if you want to take a look.

By jwmcrobert

IB Maths SL - Complete Notes

IB Maths SL - Complete Notes

Complete neatly handwritten notes for the whole course of IB Mathematics SL, as well as a revision checklist. The first topic alone is free, if you would like to see what it's like.

By jwmcrobert

Fidget spinners and probability

Fidget spinners and probability

Mini project where students are using fidget spinners to calculate probability!Fantastic lesson that can be used as part of mathematics or science. Spin the sinner - where will it land?

By studeapps

Football Scores Investigation (GCSE Probability)

Football Scores Investigation (GCSE Probability)

This is an investigation (including teacher notes and worksheets) which is suitable for GCSE maths students, though higher ability KS3 students should be able to complete it.The problem students have to answer is 'Can you find a formula to find out the total possible number of half-time scores if you know the full-time score of a football match?' Probability is the main topic covered (listing outcomes, formula for total number of outcomes) as well as algebra topics such as expanding brackets, sequences, factorising and generalising formulae. Pupils can probably work on this independently with some teacher input in setting up the investigation and prompting pupils.

By samcurran1

IB Maths SL - Topic 5 Statistics - Notes

IB Maths SL - Topic 5 Statistics - Notes

Handwritten notes on topic 5 that I did for my IB students:5.1 - Basics5.2 - Averages/Dispersion5.3 - Cumulative Frequency5.4 - Correlation5.5 - Probability5.6 - Combined Events5.7 - Discrete Random Variables5.8 - Binomial Distribution5.9 - Normal Distribution

By jwmcrobert

KS3 Cross Curricular Numeracy:  Numeracy in PE

KS3 Cross Curricular Numeracy: Numeracy in PE

10 Fantastic Powerpoint Mental Starters to promote Cross Curricular Numeracy. This set looks at Numeracy in PE. Each of the 10 powerpoints has 20 questions, with the answer following each question, so these can be used not only as starter activities, but at any point in the lesson.They could be used in a mathematics lesson to develop numeracy skills using topics in PE as a backdrop, or alternatively in a PE theory lesson so focus on the numerical elements of some PE topics.The 10 powerpoints are:2012 Olympic Medal Bar ChartThis looks at a “triple bar chart” showing the number of gold, silver and bronze medals won by 6 countries in the 2012 Olympic games. There are 20 questions related to this bar chart.Average SpeedThis uses given distances and times for races to calculate the average speed, in metres per second.Body Mass IndexThis gives the BMI formula and students are required, with the aid of a calculator, to calculate BMI values from given data, and determine which weight category this relates to.Cardiac OutputWith the aid of a calculator, students are asked to find the missing values in the Cardiac Output equation given.Heart Rate Graphs20 questions for students to answer using the heart rate against time graphs given. Marathon Fractions and PercentagesFrom the figures for each marathon race, students are asked to give the fractions and percentages asked in the questions.Snooker AnglesThe animated path of a ball on a snooker table is shown, and students are then asked to calculate angles in straight lines from the given angles.Sports Equipment PurchasesIn each question, a different sports item, together with the cost per item is given, and students are asked to calculate the total cost for purchasing the given number of items.Sports Pictograms10 questions each for two different pictograms are given - 20 questions in total.Swimming DataA table of swimming data is given, and questions are asked using the data in this table.

By Magictrickster

Permutations and Combinations Color Coded Interactive Notebook

Permutations and Combinations Color Coded Interactive Notebook

This set of interactive notebook foldables for the probability includes steps for the basic counting principle, permutations and combinations. These notebook pages include notes and practice problems. These pages are intended for Algebra 2 students.This resource includes:- Color coded Foldable and notes for basic counting principle and factorials- Color coded graphic organizer and notes for permutations and combinations- Black-line masters of each of the above- 16 problem card sort and solving activity for permutations and combinations- Answer keyThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not to be shared with colleagues or used by an entire grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By docrunning

Permutations and Combinations Paper Chain Activity

Permutations and Combinations Paper Chain Activity

Engage students with this Paper Chain Activity on Permutations and Combinations. Students solve numeric and word problems involving combinations and permutations to complete the chain. Each solution link leads to the problem on the next link. My students LOVE this activity. 16+ problems included.Answer key included. Good for self-checking. A great addition to your Algebra 2 curriculum.Algebra 2 and Precalculus Function resources include:- Functions: Piecewise Functions Interactive Notebook Notes and Activity- Variations for Precalculus Notes and Activity- Evaluate Functions Task Card Activity- Functions: Inverse Functions Practice and Review Math Detective- Representing Functions Interactive Notebook and Card Sort Activity for PreCalculus- Domain of Functions Math Detective Activity- Functions: Operations with Functions Practice and ReviewThis purchase is for one teacher only. This resource is not permitted to be shared with colleagues or by an entire subject or grade level, school, or district without purchasing the proper number of licenses. If you are interested in a site license, please contact me for a quote at docrunning@kulikuli.net. This resource may not be uploaded to the internet in any form, including classroom/personal websites or network drives.

By docrunning

Drag and Drop PowerPoint

Drag and Drop PowerPoint

The PowerPoint contains a number of drag and drop matching and sorting activities.If you like this resource check out some of my other free and premium resources in my shop.Follow me on Twitter and Pinterest @hatchtag73.

By RUN DMC

Functional Skills Maths in Context E1 E2 E3 L1 Revision

Functional Skills Maths in Context E1 E2 E3 L1 Revision

A 2.5 hour lesson plan and resources, designed for 12 adult learners, in the context of visiting the seaside. These resources cover most of the functional skills curriculum and act as a revision session part way through an 11 day scheme of work (which is also available to purchase). Clear differentiation for each level of learner included.

By kelldactyl