Andy Field's Adventure in Statistics

Overview

Our Winter Core Maths Festival is comprised of six talks by seven inspirational speakers. We hope that these will enthuse, challenge and enlighten you and offer a springboard to the creation of fantastic contextualised maths lessons.

Who will benefit from attending?

These sessions are designed to appeal to all maths teachers, regardless of how much experience of Core Maths you have had, if any. 

We strongly believe that greater collaboration across departments can be hugely beneficial for students and encourage you to invite your science and social science colleagues to this talk.

Presenter

Professor Andy Field
Award-winning author of Discovering Statistics

Content

“Psychology and mathematics are two disciplines that are intimately linked. Without mathematics, psychology is toothless” (The British Psychological Society)

One of the many benefits of studying L3 Core Maths is that it can really deepen the understanding of statistical components of A level Psychology. We are delighted that best-selling author and Professor of Quantitative Methods, Andy Field is speaking at this year’s festival. His ability to make statistics accessible and fun has been recognized with many local and national teaching awards.

Andy is author of the bestselling textbook ‘Discovering Statistics' for which he won the British Psychological Society book award in 2007 and most recently, he published ‘An Adventure In Statistics: The Reality Enigma’, which aims to teach statistics through a fictional story.

During his talk, he will discuss the importance of statistical literacy as a transferable skill, and the difficulties that Psychology students without maths backgrounds face during their degrees.  You will also leave with some ideas about how to engage Psychology students in learning to think statistically.

Materials and Equipment

During the session, there will be opportunities to ask questions via the chat function on the platform but microphones and webcams are not necessary.

Eligibility

This course is free for teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Teachers based in other parts of the UK or in independent schools and colleges may apply, but places will only be allocated if there is availability.

Cost

This course is free for teachers from state-funded schools, colleges and academies in England. Teachers based in other parts of the UK or in independent schools and colleges may apply, but places will only be allocated if there is availability. 

Key Facts

Event ref:

#9104

Audience:

Teachers

Curriculum focus:

Core Maths

Mathematical focus:

Statistics, Maths in other subjects

Event format:

Live Online Professional Development

Event length:

1 hour

Online sessions:

6

Region:

National

Date:

Tue 25th Jan 2022

Course times:

16:30 - 17:30

Fee:

Free for teachers in England

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Teacher Support Team
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01225 716494

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National Centre for Excellence in the teaching of Mathematics

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