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.”