CSO Facts & Figures Report for 2019 – Lesson Activities
The CSO Facts & Figures Report is a document that summarises statistics to present information to the reader in an interesting and meaningful way. As a result, students do not have access to the raw data used to generate the summary and so there is a limit to the mathematical analysis students can perform. These activities thus act as a guide through the document, with students using questions involving percentages and charts and graphs to gain further meaning from the data, allowing them to interact and have a greater appreciation for the document and the information it presents.
The pack consists of a Question and Solution Pack. The question pack is in both word and pdf formats allowing teachers to amend or add to the questions and similarly the solution pack is delivered as both a powerpoint and pdf.
Teacher support materials
Getting to School
Examines how students travel to school using data sourced from the Central Statistics Office. Creating graphs and analysis from traveling to school...
How Popular is Your Birthday?
The Central Statistics Office online Data Visualisation Tool enables students to find out how many people they share their birthday with. Maths ...
Do You Have Big Feet?
Uses data from CensusAtSchool to produce a scatter graph of girls and boys' foot sizes and invites pupils to draw conclusions from the data.