Slough and Windsor Teacher Network

Manipulating Data from the Large Data Sets using the Desmos Graphing Calculator


Slough and Windsor Teacher Network is an AMSP-funded project, allowing teachers of A level Mathematics to meet, collaborate and to share best practice. We meet between 4 and 6 times per academic year. The programme is mainly speaker-led training events and may include informal sessions. The events will be a mix of online and face to face events.


In this network meeting we will be briefly discuss how schools are using the Large Data Set to teach the Statistics element of the A level Maths syllabus.

This session will look at using the Desmos Graphing Calculator with Large Data Sets. It is aimed at teachers who are inexperienced with using Desmos. The focus is on how Desmos can be used to manipulate the data. The session will be led by Yvonne Scott, AMSP Area Coordinator.

There will be a chance to be hands on and to discuss what has been shown.

It will also be an opportunity to catch up with other teachers during these extraordinary times.


Materials and Equipment

The meeting will be on the Zoom platform. 

The link to the meeting will be available the week before the event.

You are advised to use a headset or headphones with an inline microphone to provide the best sound quality and to prevent audio issues for other users. A laptop with a built-in webcam and microphone may be sufficient if you’re in a quiet area but please take the time to check this before the session.

In order to fully participate in the meeting please be willing to use your camera and microphone, although if this is impossible the chat option will be available.

We will be using a Teacher Desmos activity and the Desmos Graphing Calculator so you will need to be using a device which can support both of these. 

Access a version of the AQA large data set will be provided.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology

Event format:

Network meeting

Event length:

1.5 hours


Mon 8th Feb 2021

Course times:

16:00 - 17:30


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

Yvonne Scott
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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