Maths Lesson Two

Subject: Maths

Resource type: Lesson

Skills: Aiming High, Creativity

Click to download the resource

Pop-Up: In this activity, students step into the role of a Town Planner at a local council and use data analysis to review applications from traders vying for a spot at the weekend market. Access our comprehensive resource package, including detailed teacher notes, PowerPoint, student worksheet and answer sheet. Adapt to your classroom’s needs for a dynamic learning experience.


You work at the Local Council and part of your role as a Town Planner is to review applications from traders to take part on your popular weekend market. Part of your responsibility is to make suggestions about which pop-up shops would be best suited to the market, and which would perform better as shops in the local shopping centre. To make these recommendations, you will use statistical measures from the local market and the shopping centre.

Learning Aim

To make informed decisions with statistics.

Skills Builder Links

Aiming high step 4
I work with a positive approach to new challenges.

Creativity step 6
I use creativity in the context of work.

Curriculum Table

England: The national curriculum (England)Statistics
Pupils should be taught to construct and interpret diagrams for grouped discrete data and continuous data, i.e. box plots and finding the median, mean and mode.
Scotland: The National 5 Business ManagementStatistical skills
Comparing data sets using statistics.
Wales: WJEC GCSE in business specificationStatistics
Finding the mean, mode and median. Constructing box plots.