Great data from the web  

The web is heaving with data, but it is sometimes difficult to find good data, and to extract it usefully. This page offers a selection of sites that have proved to be useful for the classroom, culled from the Statistics section of the TSM Resources site.

Sites for creating
and sharing data


UK Census @ School project:
Census at School (UK)
- Random Data Selector
Census at School (International) - International Data Selector
- data from UK, Ireland, South Africa, Canada, Australia, New Zealand

Australian Census @ School project:
- Census online (Australia) - Random Data Sampler - Instructional videos

  Sites that deliver
raw data

NOTE: Some data sets on the web are already in Excel's XLS format.
Some are nicely organised in tables, and so will copy and paste directly into Excel
Others will paste annoyingly into a single column in Excel. For these, and with the data still selected,
use the "Data" => "Text to Columns" option => "Delimited" => "Space" usually does it, then 'Fi'nish'.

OzDASL (Univ of Queensland)
DASL: USA Data and Story Library (1996 - a bit old now, but still good data)
The Data Library (Math Forum) (USA, created in 2006)

Historical Weather data (UK)
UK Lotto [useful data on "All Winning Numbers" page]

UK Premier Football results and statistics

Athletics World Records

There are further xls data resources on the TSM Useful Files page, including:
- Sports Data (xls) - World Population Data (xls) - Baby Data (xls)

  Sites that deliver
Wind stats from around the world
Names and their history
Who drives on the LEFT and who on the RIGHT?

World Bank: Data - Data Visualizer (similar to Gapminder)
- by topic - by country

CIA Fact Book

Information is Beautiful (David McCandless, The Guardian, London)
General World Statistics (from the amazing

Data from UN, by country (Only 6 countries at a time)
UK National Statistics

Google Gapminder (dynamic country statistics) by Hans Rosling (Sweden)
- Explanatory video from TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design - USA)

World Clock
Demographic statistics (incl. up to minute world pop.)

Global Carbon Emissions - animated, by countries

Population Pyramids for various regions of the World

(*) Jing is a free on-screen recorder that uploads to the web or saves as a Flash file (.swf)

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