Data representation and interpretation Investigate techniques for collecting data, including census, sampling and observation
Activity: Coding Hailstones
This activity mixes some basic programming, little or no prior experience required and a series of questions that lead into a mathematical inquiry. Students explore the popular hailstone problem manually, leading to the desire to work more efficiently and hence the construction of a quick program. After the initial investigation, students launch into their own inquiry relating to Hail Stone numbers.