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Spell Mathematical Terms Relating to Data Handling

In this worksheet, students practise spelling terms relating to data handling.

'Spell Mathematical Terms Relating to Data Handling' worksheet

Key stage:  KS 3

Curriculum topic:  Grammar and Vocabulary

Curriculum subtopic:  Vocabulary and Grammar Awareness

Difficulty level:  

Worksheet Overview

QUESTION 1 of 10

Spelling is often thought of as a skill needed for English lessons, but many words in other subjects are tricky to spell, and it can be frustrating if you know the word you want to write but don't know how to spell it.

 

In this worksheet you can practise spelling some of the terms you will come across in your maths lessons when you are working in the area of data handling.

 

Read the following terms and their definitions and try to remember the spellings.

probability how likely something is to happen
frequency the number of times an item appears in a set of data
cumulative frequency a running total of frequencies
discrete data data that can only take certain values (e.g. you can't have 2.5 students)
continuous data data that has an infinite number of possible values within a range
questionnaire a set of questions given to a number of people for the purpose of collecting statistical data
quartile one of three lines that divide a set of data into four equal parts
interquartile range the difference between the upper quartile and the lower quartile
correlation the strength of the relationship between two variables
histogram a type of bar graph in which each bar represents a range of data

 

Remember that you can look at this again if you get stuck by clicking on the Help button.

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

 a type of bar graph in which each bar represents a range of data

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

how likely something is to happen

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the number of times an item appears in a set of data

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

data that can only take certain values

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

data that has an infinite number of possible values within a range

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

one of three lines that divide a set of data into four equal parts

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the strength of the relationship between two variables

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a running total of frequencies

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a set of questions given to a number of people for the purpose of collecting statistical data

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the difference between the upper quartile and the lower quartile

  • Question 1

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

 a type of bar graph in which each bar represents a range of data

CORRECT ANSWER
histogram
EDDIE SAYS
The word ends with a single 'm', not -mme.
  • Question 2

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

how likely something is to happen

CORRECT ANSWER
probability
EDDIE SAYS
Watch the 'a' in the middle of this one.
  • Question 3

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the number of times an item appears in a set of data

CORRECT ANSWER
frequency
EDDIE SAYS
If you can spell 'frequent' then you only need to alter the ending.
  • Question 4

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

data that can only take certain values

CORRECT ANSWER
discrete
discrete data
EDDIE SAYS
This word is often misspelt because there is another word in English that sounds the same but has a different spelling. 'Discreet' is an adjective that describes the way a person behaves.
  • Question 5

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

data that has an infinite number of possible values within a range

CORRECT ANSWER
continuous
continuous data
EDDIE SAYS
Be careful with the -uous ending.
  • Question 6

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

one of three lines that divide a set of data into four equal parts

CORRECT ANSWER
quartile
EDDIE SAYS
If you think of the word 'quarter' it can help with this one.
  • Question 7

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the strength of the relationship between two variables

CORRECT ANSWER
correlation
EDDIE SAYS
Remember the double 'r' in this one.
  • Question 8

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a running total of frequencies

CORRECT ANSWER
cumulative
cumulative frequency
EDDIE SAYS
There is only one 'm' in 'cumulative'.
  • Question 9

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

a set of questions given to a number of people for the purpose of collecting statistical data

CORRECT ANSWER
questionnaire
EDDIE SAYS
People often forget the double 'n' in this one.
  • Question 10

Read the definition and write the term in the answer box.

 

the difference between the upper quartile and the lower quartile

CORRECT ANSWER
interquartile range
EDDIE SAYS
If you can spell 'quartile' then this one isn't too tricky.
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