North East statistics online teacher conference - Correlation and regression



This is the final session of the online teacher 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 discuss correlation, regression and common misconceptions associated with it. We will demonstrate the use of technology when teaching hypothesis testing for zero correlation. There will be opportunities to share good practice and interact with other teachers throughout the session.

This session will be delivered by Michael Gibson, area coordinator for Newcastle and South Tyneside and our special guest from the AMSP central team, Tom Button, a technology expert who shares Michael's passion for statistics.


  • To explore correlation and linear regression in more detail and common misconceptions students and teachers might face
  • To use the Large Data Sets when teaching correlation and regression
  • To demonstrate using technology for exploring correlation and regression, including hypothesis testing for correlation

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 a headset and a 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 the 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


Tue 20th Apr 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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