## CSEC Mathematics SBA ideas and Topics

Choose a topic that is is suitable to you or modify an existing one. Please feel free to suggest other topics

- How much money do students spend on a daily basis? [survey]
- What is the preferred type of vehicle used for public transportation in my community? [Survey]
- An investigation into the growth of "X type of seedlings" over a "X time period"
- Do students of form X spend more time on social media than on studying? [survey]
- Are school children/Students consuming too much sugar? Modifications of this question could include
- How many sugary drinks do students consume on a daily basis?
- A comparison of the sugar per serving of a selected number of [fruit, soda, energy, flavored water] drinks
- Do form X students drink more sodas than fruit based drinks?

6. What is the optimum angle to throw a ___________ to achieve the maximum distance?

javelin

Shot-put

Discus

7. What effect does the run up speed have on the distance covered in a ______________?

Long jump

Tripple jump

8. Does the location of a store affect the prices that are charged?

9. How does the amount of weight carried by an athlete affect their speed over a 50m distance?

10. What is the cost incurred if a faucet/pipe is left dripping for a year?

javelin

Shot-put

Discus

7. What effect does the run up speed have on the distance covered in a ______________?

Long jump

Tripple jump

8. Does the location of a store affect the prices that are charged?

9. How does the amount of weight carried by an athlete affect their speed over a 50m distance?

10. What is the cost incurred if a faucet/pipe is left dripping for a year?

11. What is the optimum range for scoring goals on a_______________ Netball court

Football field

Basketball court

12. Does the height of the shooter affect the percentage of goals scored in a netball match?

13. Is the penalty spot the best place to shoot a penalty from on the football field?

14. Does the size of the ball used affect the number of goals scored in a netball match? [hint: try using a netball, football or volleyball to shoot goals and compare the results]

15. Do drink companies give as much as they say they are? Here do a survey of different brands of juice, measure the volume in each box and compare with the number printed on the carton; a variant of this question could include measuring mass of various products.

Football field

Basketball court

12. Does the height of the shooter affect the percentage of goals scored in a netball match?

13. Is the penalty spot the best place to shoot a penalty from on the football field?

14. Does the size of the ball used affect the number of goals scored in a netball match? [hint: try using a netball, football or volleyball to shoot goals and compare the results]

15. Do drink companies give as much as they say they are? Here do a survey of different brands of juice, measure the volume in each box and compare with the number printed on the carton; a variant of this question could include measuring mass of various products.

16. How are the winnings in a game affected if you use a biased die compared to a fair die? [die is same as dice here]

17. Using the same cyclist is a BMX faster than a mountain bike over 100m?

18. Is typing faster than writing?

19. What is the effect of the run-up speed on the bowling of a cricket ball?

20. How does the type of ball used affect the distance traveled when a cricket ball is hit?

21. What is the safest angle to mount a ladder against a wall?

22. Does running a curve take longer than running the same distance on a straight?

17. Using the same cyclist is a BMX faster than a mountain bike over 100m?

18. Is typing faster than writing?

19. What is the effect of the run-up speed on the bowling of a cricket ball?

20. How does the type of ball used affect the distance traveled when a cricket ball is hit?

21. What is the safest angle to mount a ladder against a wall?

22. Does running a curve take longer than running the same distance on a straight?

23. What effect does speed have on the distance gained in a vertical jump/high jump?

24. How long on average does it take a student to travel to school. This could be done in the form of a survey and can generate rich data and statistical analysis.

25. How well do students in my class measure up against each other? here you could investigate the heights of students in your class or their mass etc

26.How long on average does it take to be served in the Tuck shop/Canteen line at your school? This can be done in the form of a survey as well

27. What type of lunches should be sold at school X's canteen in order to maximize student patronage? [Survey]

24. How long on average does it take a student to travel to school. This could be done in the form of a survey and can generate rich data and statistical analysis.

25. How well do students in my class measure up against each other? here you could investigate the heights of students in your class or their mass etc

26.How long on average does it take to be served in the Tuck shop/Canteen line at your school? This can be done in the form of a survey as well

27. What type of lunches should be sold at school X's canteen in order to maximize student patronage? [Survey]