North East statistics online teacher conference - Hypothesis testing



This is the third session of the online conference that discusses the statistical content of A level and AS level Mathematics, organised primarily to cater for the needs of schools in the North East of England. Throughout the conference we will refer to the Large Data Sets and use them as a context for each topic.

In this session we will explore the concept of hypothesis testing for Normal and binomial distributions and ways of teaching it and introducing it to students, as well as the use of technology when approaching to this difficult topic. There will be opportunities to share good practice and interact with other teachers throughout the session.

We will be joined by very special guests, Alexandra Hewitt and Stella Dudzic, experts in statistics, from the AMSP/MEI central team.


  • Understand and apply the language of statistical hypothesis testing, developed through a binomial and Normal model
  • To discuss difficulties/misconceptions students might have and how to overcome them
  • To discuss how to use the Large Data Sets/technology when teaching hypothesis testing

Who will benefit from attending?

All teachers who teach/want to teach/will teach the statistical content of AS level or A level Mathematics. We welcome beginners and teachers with little or lot of experience. Teachers from the North East will be given a priority of attending the conference, in the case of overbooking. 


Materials and Equipment

Access to a computer with a good broadband connection. A tablet can be used for this session, but a laptop/desktop computer is preferable. We strongly recommend an access to a headset and microphone so that you can interact with other teachers. Make sure you also have the Large Data Sets handy for each session, which will be sent via joining instructions as well.


 This session is free, due to funding from AMSP.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology, Curriculum planning, Reasoning

Event format:


Event length:

90 minutes


North East


Thu 25th Mar 2021

Course times:

16:15 - 17:45


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

Valerija Peles
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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