This week I will be studying Statistics with both Year 8 (UK, age 12-13) and Year 12 (UK, age 16-17). This prompted me to revisit my **Statistics and Probability Resources list** and happily I was reminded of some of the excellent resources available. (This is one of many lists on the **I’m Looking For……page**).

To highlight a few sites from that list:

From the always excellent **Standards Unit**, we have ‘Mostly Statistics‘. An activity I particularly like which has worked very well in class is **S4 Understanding mean Median Mode and Range, **selecting the link takes you to a new page which includes a PowerPoint for the activity with an introduction and the solutions.

I have **mentioned Hans Rosling’s excellent use of Gap Minder before. **Note the links to a **guide to the software** and a **page for teachers**.

For more data sets, also for some very useful Excel files see **Douglas Butler’s collection**.

Another site I posted on some time ago is **Mike Hadden’s excellent collection of resources **which includes several Statistics resources.

For older students Jonny Griffiths has a wonderful collection of activities – **Making Statistics Vital**.

An excellent source of real data for students, from unicef, ‘**The State of the World’s Children**‘; choosing a report for any year will show you several downloads including some under the heading Statistics; these include Excel files such as this: **SOWC_2013_Stat_Tables_EFS_FINAL, **

The Tools and Calculators section of the list includes virtual dice, also coins and dice simulations.

A quote to end the list!

“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.”

Mark Twain.