This is a revision exercise aimed at practising the skills of calculating different measures of location and dispersion. It allows students to practise the calculations and to explain the meaning of what they have calculated.
In this task students use statistical techniques to evaluate a number of Public Health initiatives, using the notion of a ‘microlife’ – a measure of the impact on an individual’s expected lifespan of various lifestyle choices.
This is a data-handling task for learners to work on in small groups (possibly in threes?)
to perform a statistical investigation based on the question: ‘Does the height of a tennis player affect the top speed of their service?’