Dan Mayer‘s idea of graphing activities for a lesson has evolved into this lovely website full of ideas that could either be played out, or you could run the lesson based on watching the videos. Either way, graphing real data is a lot more interesting than graphing a set of numbers from a text book I’m sure you’ll agree.

# Category Archives: Interpreting Data

# Everybody Counts

Wonderful resource that is begging to be a project in your maths department. Created by Oxfam to raise awareness of a multitude of issues, whilst reinforcing maths skills at the same time.

# National Crime Survey

A nice infographic showcasing a whole load of data just waiting to be discussed and analysed further. Here’s a start…

“What questions would you want to ask the creator of this infographic?”

# Daily Desmos

Daily Desmos posts out (daily…duh) user submitted graphs. Students are challenged to recreate them without knowing the formulae used. Me likey.

# FiveThirtyEight.com

This American website is choc full of great data representations and analysis. At first it looks like it is dedicated to American Football, but a quick sift through the links on the right, or a scroll through the first page, and you’ll start to see the wealth of great resources available here.

# Data: Removing the Question

# Google Public Data Explorer

I keep banging on about all the hidden gems in popular sites. Here’s another one. Google Public Data Explorer. A few clicks and you have an up-to-date graphical representation of interesting data to explore with your class.