Understanding and using the Chi-Squared test in geography


This event is part of the Geography and Core Maths Initiative, which is being run in conjunction with the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) For further information and resources see www.rgs.org/geomaths.

This event aims to increase the understanding of the Chi-Squared test and its application in geography. Whilst focus will be on the use of Chi-Squared in geography, including the NEA, we aim to introduce you to how students may also be learning about this in the context of other subjects, including some Core Maths specifications.

This session will focus on the selection, application and implementation of the Chi-Squared test as well as exploring its use in the context of other statistical tests. We will also look at how to use spreadsheets to help with understanding and calculation of Chi-Squared tests.


  • To experience ways of introducing the Chi-Squared test to students who are new to this content
  • To consider how to develop students' understanding of Chi-Squared tests and when to use them
  • To develop the confidence of teachers in both the calculation and interpretaion of Chi-Squared test

Who will benefit from attending?

This session is aimed at non-maths teachers, in particular, teachers of geography.

If you are a maths teacher please look here to see our suite of free Core Maths teacher support including our Core Maths Common Topics course as well as our on demand Core Maths top ups professional development.

Materials and Equipment

Participants should expect to be active in communicating during sessions, so the use of microphones and webcams is encouraged.

Other Information

Teachers who sign up will be emailed in the days prior to the session and again on the day of the session with a link to the online meeting room.

The session will last approximately 90 minutes with time after for discussion and questions.


The sessions are free of charge to all teachers from UK state-funded schools and colleges. Teachers from independent schools can participate, subject to the availiability of places.

Key Facts

Event ref:




Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Use of technology

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

2 hours

Online sessions:





Mon 1st Mar 2021

Course times:

16:00 - 18:00



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

Lorna Eldridge
[email protected]
01225 776776

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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