There are 366 different Starters of The Day, many to
choose from. You will find below some starters on the topic of Statistics. A lesson starter does not have to be on the same
topic as the main part of the lesson or the topic of the previous lesson. It is
often very useful to revise or explore other concepts by using a starter based on a
totally different area of Mathematics.

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### Statistics Starters:

Calculate the mean, median and range of the given scores.

Interpret data given in the form of a bar chart then create a new bar chart showing the given statistics.

An exercise in estimating what the sectors of a pie chart represent.

Eight mathematical questions about the current weather and times in four cities around the world.

## Exercises

#### A Show Of Hands

Produce a number of graphs and charts from a quick show of hands.

#### Averages

Test your understanding of averages with this self marking quiz about mean, median and range.

#### Bar Charts

Practise constructing and interpreting bar charts for everyday situations.

#### Box Plots

An exercise on reading and drawing box-and-whisker diagrams which represent statistical data.

#### Choose Your Average

This is a game for two players. You should know how to find the mean, median and range of a set of numbers.

#### Code Cracker

Crack the code by replacing the encrypted letters in the given text. There are lots of hints provided about code breaking techniques.

#### Code Cracking Presentation

A slide presentation showing techniques for cracking simple codes and ciphers.

#### Comparing Graphs

Would you recognise a misleading graph if you saw one? Try this comparative judgement exercise to rate statistical graphs.

#### Correlation

Arrange the given statements in groups to show the type of correlation they have.

#### Cumulative Frequency

Online exercises on cumulative frequency for discrete and grouped data with exam-style questions.

#### Estimating Correlation

Practise the skill of estimating the correlation of data on a scatter graph in this self marking exercise.

#### Histograms

Practise drawing and reading information from histograms displaying grouped data

#### Human Scatter Graphs

Pupils move to positions in the room according to their data relative to the walls as axes.

#### Normal Distribution Calculator

A customised online calculator for quickly finding areas under the normal distribution curve.

#### Pie Chart Creator

A quick and convenient tool for rapidly creating simple pie charts.

#### Pie Charts

Develop the skills to construct and interpret pie charts in this self-marking set of exercises.

#### Pin Drop

Estimate the probability of a drawing pin landing point up from experimental data.

#### Plinko Probability

A simulation of a Quincunx (Galton Board) which can be used to create the bell shaped curve of the normal distribution.

#### Plotting Scatter Graphs

Plot scatter graphs from data representing a number of different everyday situations.

#### Reading Graphs and Charts

Answer real-life problems from different types of graphs and charts including piece-wise linear graphs.

#### Significance

A slide presentation showing how to use the chi-squared test to measure significance.

#### Standard Deviation

Find how 'spread out' data is by estimating and calculating this measure of dispersion.

#### t-Test Revision

A slide presentation designed to revise the key aspects of Student's t-Test.

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