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Age range: 14-16
Duration: 0-29 mins
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Motorsport data analysis - GCSE Maths

Interpret a graph to answer questions on speed and distance

Modern data analysis techniques allow for ongoing performance assessment of vehicles during a motor race. However, even the most advanced data analysis systems can only reveal a portion of the narrative. While they often detect issues, they can only provide solutions if they are relatively straightforward. Further expert input is often necessary to interpret the data and uncover problem-solving strategies.

In this engaging GCSE maths activity, we will dive into the realm of motor racing and explore how data analytics plays a crucial role in understanding and evaluating the performance of vehicles on the racetrack. Get ready to apply your mathematical skills to interpret data, analyse graphs, and uncover the secrets behind the success of motor racing teams.

By the end of this activity, you’ll gain a deeper appreciation for mathematics and its real-world applications while also developing your data analysis and graph interpretation abilities. So, fasten your seatbelts and embark on this exhilarating journey of analysing motor race performance!

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