The Large Data Set: Making Lessons Meaningful
AS and A level mathematics specifications require students to:
- Develop strategies for working with large data sets
- Consider how technology can best be used to explore large data sets
- Investigate strategies to ensure students become familiar with the context and content of large data sets
- Consider the implications of an increased focus on interpretation over calculation in A level examinations
Who will benefit from attending?
Teachers currently teaching, or planning to teach, the applied content of A level Mathematics.
Both experienced and inexperienced teachers are welcome to attend.
09.15-90.30: Registration and refreshments
09.30-10.15: Large data set requirements; what is meant by familiarity with the large data set?
10.15-11.00:The use of stimulus questions and activities; interpreting graphs and summary statistics.
11.15-12.45: Making use of technology to promote familiarity and understanding of the large data set; Excel, GeoGebra and hands-on activities.
13.30-15.00: Teaching concepts through the large data set; random sampling, correlation and hypothesis testing.
15.15-16.15: Assessment of the large data set; markschemes and examiners’ reports.
Materials and Equipment
Please bring a laptop or tablet, with Excel and GeoGebra Classic 5 installed on it, with you to the session.
Please note that we retain the right to retain the booking fee in the event of late cancellation or non-attendance. Trainee teachers are able to attend for free if accompanied by a fee-paying teacher from the same school.
A level Mathematics
Face-to-face Professional Development
London and South East
Sutton Valence School,
Tue 26th Feb 2019
09:30 - 16:30
Fees for this course are 50.
If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:
The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard