3.4 Critical analysis of given data and models (including spreadsheets and tabular data)

Students will be expected to use the data and models they are given and to be mathematically critical of these.

C1 Presenting logical and reasoned arguments in context



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criticising the arguments of others


C2 Communicating mathematical approaches and solutions



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summarising and report writing


C3 Analysing critically



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comparing results from a model with real data



critical analysis of data quoted in media, political campaigns, marketing etc


In addition to the content presented in standard type within GCSE mathematics criteria, students will be expected to draw on the mathematical content of analysis of data and maths for personal finance.

In critical analysis, questions will concentrate on the analysis of numerical and graphical data. Numerical data will usually be given in spreadsheet or tabular form.