# GCSE Mathematics Coursework AQA Set TAsks A04 2006

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GCSE Mathematics
Coursework
2006
These tasks must be used by candidates submitting work under
option X (AQA set and marked) for Specification A (3301) or Specification
B (3302), Module 2 (33002X)

Candidates submitting work under option T (centre set and marked, AQA
moderated) may use these tasks for Specification A (3301) or Specification
B (3302), Module 2 (33002T)

The task sheets are intended as starting points for the use of centres and
candidates. An important aspect of coursework is to investigate beyond the
given starting point

The statement below applies only to work submitted under Option X

This bank of tasks applies to candidates completing a qualification in June or November 2006. The new
tasks in the bank may be used from June 2004. The tasks which have been removed from the bank, may be
submitted up to November 2005. Changes for subsequent series will be published annually in the Spring
term and posted on the website www.aqa.org.uk

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AO4   Context
This task is accessible to all candidates regardless of tier of entry.
It would normally follow on from work on setting up and testing
hypotheses, and statistical analysis.

1                      Reaction Times

Grandad told Simon that some people have slower
reactions than other people.

Simon decided to test the reaction times of some of
his friends.

• Write down a hypothesis for him to test

• Design and carry out an investigation to find out
different ways in which reaction times can be
affected

Investigate further.
AO 4   Context
This task is accessible to all candidates regardless of tier of entry.
It would normally follow on from work on setting up and testing
hypotheses, and statistical analysis.

2                        Guestimate

Sarah asked a sample of people to estimate

the length of this line

the size of this angle

Sarah then said that people estimate the length of
lines better than the size of angles.

• Write down a hypothesis to test how well people
estimate
• Design and carry out an investigation to test your
hypothesis

Investigate further.
AO 4   Context
This task is accessible to all candidates regardless of tier of entry.
It would normally follow on from work on setting up and testing
hypotheses, and statistical analysis.

3                   Memory Game

Ranjir collected 16 different objects. She put them
on a tray and covered them with a cloth.

She gathered some of her friends and sat them
round the tray. She removed the cloth for 30
seconds and let them look at the objects.

After 30 seconds she covered the objects again and
asked her friends to write down as many objects as
they could remember.

• Write down a hypothesis to test in a memory game
like this

• Design and carry out an investigation to test your
hypothesis

Investigate further.
AO 4   Context
This task is accessible to all candidates regardless of tier of entry.
It would normally follow on from work on setting up and testing
hypotheses, and statistical analysis.

4                                Pulse Rate

Not everyone has the same pulse rate – and pulse rate
can be affected by a number of different things.

• Write a hypothesis about how someone’s pulse rate
can be affected

• Design and carry out an investigation to show
different ways in which pulse rate can be affected

Investigate further.
AO 4   Context
This task is accessible to all candidates regardless of tier of entry.
It would normally follow on from work on setting up and testing
hypotheses, and statistical analysis.

5

Suresh is comparing magazines and newspapers.

Suresh thinks that the magazine has the shortest
words.

He then chooses a passage from one newspaper and
one magazine. They each contain 100 words and he
counts the lengths of all the words.

magazines or any other print media

• Design and carry out an investigation to test your
hypothesis

Investigate further.
AO 4   Context
This task is accessible to all candidates regardless of tier of entry.
It would normally follow on from work on setting up and testing
hypotheses, and statistical analysis.

6                        Where in the world?

Nadia is studying different countries in her
Geography lesson.

She thinks that there is a link between climate and
tourism. She uses an atlas and the internet to find
information.