# Teaching Statistics 2 (TS2)

## Overview

Teaching Statistics 2 (TS2) is a sustained professional development course for teachers wishing to further build their confidence in teaching statistics. TS2 covers most of the statistics content from all major specifications for AS/A level Further Mathematics.

TS2 features:

• 12 live online tutorials
• two study days
• a textbook to support your studies
• email support from a tutor and access to an online group forum

Towards the end of the course a short assignment is issued, for which support and guidance are provided. Course certificates will be available for those participants completing the assignment.

In order to enrol on the TS2 course, participants should have a reasonable understanding of the statistics content of AS/A level Mathematics, ideally through having completed TS1 although this is not compulsory.

Taken togther TS1 and TS2 cover the majority of the content of A level Statistics.

## Aims

• Gain a deeper understanding of statistics
• Continue to develop confidence and skills to teach statistics for AS/A level Further Mathematics, focusing on subject knowledge and effective pedagogy
• Continue to develop confidence in working with technology to aid understanding of statistical concepts

## Who will benefit from attending?

TS2 is designed for teachers who are currently teaching A level Further Mathematics, or who wish to teach it at some point in the near future.

Our sustained courses enable teachers to broaden and deepen their subject, pedagogical and pedagogical content knowledge. Teachers, with enhanced subject knowledge, are therefore better equipped to make links between topics, address students’ misconceptions and confidently challenge learners at all attainment levels. Our course aims and intended outcomes are consistent with the principles set out in the Education Inspection Framework.

## Content

TS2 covers most of the statistics content for AS/A level Further Mathematics and also A Level Statistics. This includes the following topics:

• Properties of discrete and continuous probability distributions
• Further probability distributions
• Bivariate data and regression
• The central limit theorem
• The normal and t distributions
• Confidence inferences and hypothesis tests
• Chi-squared tests and non-parametric tests
• Probability generating functions
• Analysis of Variance

## Materials and Equipment

A computer with a reliable internet connection will be required to attend the online tutorials. In addition, a headset with a microphone is suggested to get the best experience of the online tutorials

## Other Information

TS2 only runs in the spring. If the course is full or not currently available please complete this registration of interest form and you will be notified when it is next open for booking.

## Eligibility

Participants must have a reasonable understanding of the statistics content of AS/A level Mathematics, ideally through having completed TS1 although this is not compulsory

## Cost

For TS2 spring 2021 we are waiving our usual course fee/reimbursement arrangements so that this course is free of charge to teachers working in state-funded schools and colleges in England. For others the course fee for TS2 is £300.

Schools and colleges located within Priority Areas are eligible to receive a subsidy of £250 per study day.

## Participant feedback

Good lively examples to help bring Stats to life!
Lots of things I can use practically!
Great sessions - good to get hands on with data sets!

It is difficult to be specific as this will depend on previous experience. In the past, delegates have reported spending between 1 and 4 hours studying each week. Ideally, delegates should aim to study regularly for a few hours each week however, in reality many working teachers have weeks when this is difficult and they use out-of-term time to catch up.

It is not our usual policy to allow teachers to enrol on more than one sustained course (TAM, TFM, TM, TS, TD) at the same time. Please contact us at [email protected] before making multiple course applications

The TS2 assignment is the only work that delegates hand in. The assignment requires you to answer questions based around data sets and probability. Use of technology is encouraged and an explanation of how the topics could be introduced and taught in the classroom is expected. To receive a certificate at the end of your TS2 course you will need to submit and pass the TS2 assignment. Certification is optional but we strongly encourage you to submit an assignment anyway to help you consolidate what you have learnt. In the past most teachers have chosen to submit an assignment.

We vary face-to-face study day locations. Recently study day locations have included London, Coventry, Manchester or Leeds.

## Key Facts

Teachers

##### Curriculum focus:

A level Further Mathematics

Statistics

##### Event format:

Sustained Professional Development

6 months

2

12

##### Fee:

Free for state-funded schools; £300 otherwise

2 x £250