Posts Tagged ‘data representation and interpretation’

Can you interpret the data on ANY graph?

Click on the link to access the data and statistics MATHS CHARTS created by Jenny Eather.

All graph representations are included

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  1. Your job is to select 4 different graph posters – take a screen capture of each.
  2. Insert the 4 images into a Comic Life document – you may need a few pages to do this task well on your iPad
  3. Create a fact file for each graph to interpret the data displayed using your knowledge of MODE, MEDIAN, RANGE and MEAN. You can also create your own statements to define the data size, compare and contrast and even make predictions. You may also suggest how this information may be used, how it could bring about change or inform.

Good luck! Upload the completed task to your Webdav folder – saved as a PDF file for colour printing!

You have session 3 and 4 only to complete this task. Pace yourself well team!

Maths – Interpreting data

The local family restaurant is known for their four famous dishes….

Grilled Snapper, Roast Lamb, Chicken Kiev & Vegetarian Lasagna


On Friday night there were many functions booked and the head chef and her kitchen staff served the following dishes,

Grilled Snapper 40, Roast Lamb 40, Chicken Kiev 60, Vegetarian lasagna 60

On Saturday night they had a quieter evening and only served the following dishes,

Grilled Snapper 10, Roast Lamb 6, Chicken Kiev 14, Vegetarian Lasagna 30


a) What can you say about the choices of the diners on Friday and Saturday night?

b) The head chef said that the Vegetarian lasagna was more popular on Saturday night with the diners than it was on Friday night. Do you agree with the head chef’s statement? Use as much mathematics as you can to support your answer.

c) Can you create a pie chart for Friday night’s diners meal choices?