PD Videos: Statistics

These videos show ideas for teaching Statistics in A level Mathematics/Further Mathematics lessons. Each video is approximately five minutes in length and demonstrates a different idea.

The videos were filmed at Newham Sixth Form College in March 2017.

Questions for reflection:
  • How does an activity like this help students’ statistical understanding?
  • What kinds of questions for investigation are good at getting students working with data?
  • How do we help students analyse data if they lack relevant contextual knowledge?
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Questions for reflection:
  • Why do students find it difficult to write down inferences from data?
  • How can discussion be used to enhance students’ confidence in analysing data?
  • What would you do next in this lesson to develop students’ learning based on the discussion?
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Questions for reflection:
  • How can students benefit from making speculative statements before seeing actual data?
  • When doing statistics, only having one sample is usual; what do students learn from seeing repeated samples?
  • How can technology support students’ learning in statistics?
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Questions for reflection:
  • What misconceptions did you notice?
  • How can technology support students’ learning in statistics?
  • Which parts of the statistics syllabus would benefit most from a modelling approach?
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Questions for reflection:
  • How can technology support students’ learning in statistics?
  • Does the use of a scenario arising from real data help to motivate learning about hypothesis testing?
  • How could the introductory ideas about hypothesis testing be firmed up?
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