Year 6 pupils get their hearts racing – all in the name of statistics.
Year 6 Maths students started their statistics unit of work today by measuring their heart rate after a (quiet) game of tag. Before the end of term, they’ll need to be adept at drawing and deciphering all different kinds of graphs – line graphs, bar charts and pie charts among them – to show they understand how to handle data.
To plot the right course on this journey of knowledge, Mrs Darwin instigated a hands-on lesson. She invited the girls to run around the quad for several minutes to get their blood flowing. Immediately afterwards, she asked them to check their pulses and count the beats per minute at regular intervals. This exercise gave the girls enough data to plot a bar chart to show how their heart rates slowed down over a period of time until returning to the original resting rate.