Author Archives: A Maths Teacher

What chance Brexit?

  What chance Brexit? As the deadline date of March 29th looms ever closer, are we any closer to finding out what will happen? On his blog Jon Worth has produced an excellent flow chart where can follow all the possible twists and turns before ending at one of five possible outcomes. In addition to suggesting […]

Posted in Probability | Leave a comment

An ‘L’ of a chance

If you look at the Premier League table this evening you will see that Liverpool sit proudly atop the football pyramid. No great surprise there, you may think. But then see who tops the Championship tonight: Leeds United. League One? Luton Town, and League Two? Yes, you’ve guessed it, Lincoln City. So all four of […]

Posted in Probability | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Six Nations Stats

Back in the summer, we were all struck with World Cup fever and, in this post, I shared some stats and charts looking at the heights of players in the tournament. In a few days time the Six Nations rugby tournament kicks off for another year, so I thought it appropriate to have a look […]

Posted in Handling Data | Tagged , | Leave a comment

The Ten Year Challenge

The “10 Year Challenge” is the current rage on social media, whereby you are encouraged to post a picture of yourself from 10 years ago, alongside one from now, to see how you’ve aged. I thought it would be interesting to see how the last ten years have been for the nation’s football teams. I […]

Posted in Handling Data | Tagged | Leave a comment

GDP ranking by country

I recently discovered the video above that ranks the top ten countries by GDP from 1960 to 2017. It is quite mesmeric watching it (I am reminded of the great Hans Rosling and how he presented data) and got me wondering: is it Economics, History or Statistics?  (It is, of course, all three) And, as […]

Posted in Handling Data, Large Data Sets | Leave a comment