Statistics Problems Year 8
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Problem
Title 
Objectives
Ref 
Description 
Key Words 
24 
Friendly
tennis 
Handling
Data 
Is it
possible to arrange a tennis schedule for a group of friends 
Investigate
data 
100, 206, 261 
Mean
Square 
Calculate
Statistics, Puzzles 
A
Magic Square, using means 
Average,
Mean 
81, 91, 233,
261 
Average
Speed 
Speed,
Averages 
A nice
introduction to ratio methods for combining average speeds over 2 sections
of a journey 
Speed,
Average 
281 
Unbeatable
Dice 
2Event Probability 
A nice way to
earn money in a Pub ?! 
Tree
diagram, Notation 
281 
Number
Plates 
List all outcomes 
Who is most
likely to win this 'travel pasttime' game ? 
Exhaustive 
257, 261 
A
Mean Calculation 
Calculate
Statistics, Assumed Mean 
Using
smaller numbers to simplify the calculation of means of larger numbers 
Average,
Mean 
261 
All
Means Possible 
Averages 
Constructing
an 'average' rod from two unequal rods 
Average,
Mean 
281 
Fair's
Fair 
List
all outcomes, 2Event Probability 
Can a pair
of dissimilar dice really make a 'fair pair' when thrown together?! 
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