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Averages using the Median and Mode

Students learn about averages using the median and mode.  As learning progresses they use the averages to compar...

Plotting Scatter Graphs

Students learn how to plot scatter graphs to identify whether any correlation exists between to measurments.  As...

Drawing Pie Charts

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

Cumulative Frequency Graphs

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

Drawing Bar Charts

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

Mean Average from Grouped Data

Students learn how to estimate the mean average from data in a grouped frequency table.  As learning progresses ...

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 […]