Practical Statistics PD



This course aims to provide simple practical and problem solving ideas that can be used with students studying statistics as part of their A level maths, as well as a range of concept questions for promoting discussion and testing student understanding. All the ideas used will be ones that teachers can take away and replicate with a minimum of equipment and resources. All delegates will be encouraged to carry out a range of activities.


  • Gain a number of ideas that can be used in the A level statistics classroom for introducing concepts using practical or problem solving approaches.
  • Network and share ideas with fellow teachers of statistics in A level
  • Increase delegates' awareness of interesting and engaging methods for deepening students' conceptual understanding of the subject.

Who will benefit from attending?

Any current or prospective teacher of the statistics element A (or AS) level maths.


Activities will include:

  • Practical ideas for introducing probability and discrete random variables 
  • Active learning resources
  • Modelling real life situations using hypothesis testing in an engaging way
  • Real life data collection and activities for data presentation and hypothesis testing


Any state school teachers

Key Facts

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Curriculum focus:

A level Mathematics

Mathematical focus:


Event format:

Face-to-face Professional Development

Event length:

1 day


North West


University of Manchester


Thu 27th Jan 2022

Course times:

10:00 - 16:00

Priority Area subsidy:

£250 for priority institutions


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

Abigail Bown, Martin Bamber
[email protected]

The AMSP, through MEI, holds the NCETM CPD Standard

National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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