Introduction to A level Statistics

Hertford

Overview

This course will cover the key concepts in the statistics section of Mathematics A level.

Use of the Large Data Sets should underpin all statistics teaching and this event will demonstrate how this can be used to increase students' interest and enthusiasm for the subject as well as their understanding and 'statistical common sense'.

Teaching approaches will encourage an active learning style and the development of sound understanding of key concepts.

Aims

  • To introduce the Binomial and Normal distributions
  • To develop ideas of hypothesis testing with the Binomial distribution and extend these to the Normal distribution and correlation.
  • To demonstrate how the Large Data Sets can be used to underpin all the statistical teaching.
  • To consider how technology can be used to enhance students' understanding of statistical concepts.

Who will benefit from attending?

Teachers who are new to teaching the Statistics content for A level Mathematics and those who are interested in making more effective use of the Large Data Sets.

 

Content

The Binomial Distribution

The Normal Distribution

Hypothesis Testing

Working with real data

Conditional Probability

Characteristics of assessment questions

Materials and Equipment

Delegates will need to bring a laptop that is capable of connecting to WiFi and the calculator that their students are using for A level.

 

Eligibility

Teachers from state funded and independent schools.

Cost

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 to support staff cover and travel costs. For more information, visit our subsidies page.

Key Facts

Event ref:

#6549

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Statistics

Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

6 hours

Region:

East of England

Venue:

Bayfordbury Observatory ,
Lower Hatfield Rd,
Bayfordbury,
Hertford,
Hertfordshire,
SG13 8LD

Date:

Mon 11th Nov 2019

Course times:

09:00 - 16:30

Fee:

Free

Priority Area subsidy:

£250

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Queries?

If you have any queries about this event, please do not hesitate to contact:

Val Pritchard
[email protected]
01707 284253

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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