Where maths meets... the world of work!

The AMSP is working on an exciting set of videos, which will showcase the maths in different careers. Each video will be paired with a resource, so your students can get a real taste of what the job may entail. We’re delighted to be launching the first of these videos to coincide with Maths Week England.

Try being a Data Detective!

 

 

In the video, you meet Brooklyn and find out how her maths skills and hobbies helped her get a job as a data analyst at Just Eat! In the accompanying activities, students get to have a go at being a data analyst themselves. They will work with a data set and then advise the marketing team on the strategy they should take for their next advert.

There are four different versions available so that this resource can be used with students all the way from Upper KS2 to KS5. Each comes with a presentation, teacher notes and optional printables. There is no need for students to have individual access to technology, as we have also provided printable versions of materials.

Version A

Content focus: Upper KS2

Interpreting data and averages (no requirement that students will have already learnt about the mean average). Students will also encounter and consider graphs relating 2 variables.

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Version B

Content focus: KS3 and GCSE Foundation

Interpreting data, measures of central tendency and spread. Students will also encounter and consider scatter graphs.

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Version C

Content focus: Higher GCSE

Interpreting, analysing and comparing data sets-box plots, measures of central tendency and spread and scatter graphs.

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Version D

Content focus: L3 Core Maths and A level Maths

Interpreting, analysing and comparing data sets-box plots, measures of central tendency and spread and scatter graphs (optional question on correlation coefficients and lines of regression).

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The video and accompanying resource have been designed so that it could be completed in one hour but there are plenty of opportunities to extend it further or use for homework.

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