Education Technology

Long Jump

Activity Overview

Watch Activity Context

In 1968 Bob Beamon's world record long jump was so outstanding it went beyond the capabilities of the equipment used to accurately measure the jump. In this activity students explore the progression of the world record for the long jump using a variety of techniques, statistics and graphical representations. Watch the video to help put the activity into context. Does Bob's jump statistically represent an outlier?


Students use technology to analyse data and interpret the statistical information through the context of world records. 


  • Pie Chart
  • Histogram
  • Boxplot
  • Range
  • Inter-Quartile Range
  • Outlier

About the Lesson

Students use world record data for the long jump event and represent this data using a variety of graphical representations.