Representing Data

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Representing Data

Construct and Interpret Pie Charts

Students learn how to construct a pie chart from a frequency table.  As learning progresses they compare sets of...

Draw and Interpret Line Graphs

Using real life data students learn how to draw and interpret line graphs. As learning progresses students learn...

Plotting and Interpreting Continuous Bar Charts

Students learn how to illustrate and interpret a set of continuous data using bar charts.  Population pyramids a...

Scatter Graphs and Correlation

Students learn how to describe relationships between two variables and illustrate them using scatter graphs. Sca...

Plotting Time Series

To plot a time series at GCSE students are taught to choose suitable axes from the data available and recognise ...

Drawing Pie Charts

To plot pie charts at GCSE students are taught to calculate a fraction of the circle using the frequency and sam...

Drawing Pictograms

To plot and interpret pictograms at GCSE students are taught to identify and recognise the value of a key.  As l...

Interpreting Pie Charts

To interpret pie charts at GCSE students are taught to use equivalent ratios by identifying a common frequency a...

Interpreting Histograms

Students learn how to interpret histograms with unequal class widths at higher GCSE mathematics level.  As learn...

Drawing Histograms

To plot histograms at GCSE students are taught to find the frequency density from grouped data with unequal clas...

Frequency Diagrams and Polygons

To plot frequency polygons at GCSE students learn how to choose suitable axes depending on the categorical data ...

Cumulative Frequency Graphs

To plot cumulative frequency graphs students are taught to find the cumulative frequency from grouped data table...

Box and Whisker Diagrams

Students learn how to compare sets of data using box and whisker diagrams to measure the interquartile range and...

Drawing Bar Charts

To plot bar charts at GCSE students learn how to choose suitable axes depending on the categorical data and freq...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Comparing Datasets using the Mean and Range

In my experience, students, in general, find the concept of a mean straightforward to calculate and understand. However, the mean alone does not provide a complete picture of a set of data. To achieve this, a measure of spread is also required. The range is the simplest measure that can be used for this. Not […]

Solving Problems with Angles in Parallel Lines

Solving problems with angles in parallel lines is like solving a murder mystery.  One clue leads on to the next and the next until the murderer is found.  However, it doesn’t end there.  The detectives need to explain their reasoning in court using the relevant laws and procedures should the murderer plead not guilty.  If […]

Solving Two Step Equations using the Balance Method

An equation is when one expression, or term, is equal to another.  To solve an equation means to find the value of the variable (represented by a letter) that makes the two expressions equal.  There are two types of equations for secondary school mathematics, linear and none-linear.  In this blog I write about how I […]