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Subject key:

  • Science
  • Design & Technology
  • Engineering
  • Maths
  • Computing

Student age:

  • 11-14
  • 11-14
  • 11-14
  • 14-16
  • 16+
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Analysing motor race performance

Mathematics Appropriate for children aged 14 to 16

Type: StarterDuration: 10 mins

Modern data analysis techniques can be used to provide ongoing performance analysis of the vehicles in a motor race. However, even the most sophisticated of data analysis systems will only tell part of the story, they will often identify an issue, but will rarely provide a solution unless it is relatively simple. Additional expert input is normally required to interpret data and find solutions to problems.

Activity info, teachers' notes and curriculum links

An engaging starter activity in which students will use data from one lap of a motor race to answer a series of questions.

The activity sheet includes teacher notes, guidance, useful web links, and links (where appropriate) to the national curriculum in each of the four devolved UK nations; England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.

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