New Directions in teaching Statistics

Workshop 1





Kiwi Kapers

http://aucksecmaths.wikispaces.com/statistics+workshop+6-7+2009










Statistical literacy

SOLO taxonomy http://hooked-on-thinking.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/HOT-SOLOTaxonomyPoster.pdf



http://www.tpk.govt.nz/en/in-print/our-publications/fact-sheets/attitudesmaorilang/

http://nzstatsedn.wikispaces.com/Level+6+Stats+Literacy



An article from Mindfoof that might be useful for stats report evaluation - not much stats but could drill down into it
http://www.mindfood.com/at-vegetarian-week-takes-new-approach.seo


Workshop 2















Websites


Exploring data http://exploringdata.net/

Second tier material (Teaching and learning guides) http://nzstatsedn.wikispaces.com/Tier+Two+Material

A site with lots of links for statistics http://aucksecmaths.wikispaces.com/

CensusAtSchool
http://www.censusatschool.org.nz/ Many resources for a full and stimulating journey through the PPDAC cycle.
Click here http://www.censusatschool.org.nz/2008/informal-inference/wild.htmlfor the informal inference talks from Chris Wild of Auckland University.
http://www.censusatschool.org.nz/2008/informal-inference/wild_informal_inference_handout1.pdf



Surveys
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/survey/ Web based survey generating tool from Auckland University. Students create their own questions with different options for multi-choice or numerical responses.

Statistics Videos
http://www.maths.otago.ac.nz/video/statistics/ A range of videos from Otago University with a variety of researchers explaining how they use statistics in their work. Includes datasets suitable for senior students.

Statistics NZ
http://stats.govt.nz/methods_and_services/schools_corner.aspx Government agency with specific school targeted resources. SURFs are particularly good.

GAPMINDER
http://graphs.gapminder.org/world This web resource allows a dynamic exploration of social statistics using graphing software developed by Hans Rosling.
Click here
http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty.html to watch one of his fantastic lectures.

AIMS
http://www.tc.umn.edu/~aims/aimstopics.htm Statistics resource materials that rely on Fathom software.

Google public data explorer
http://www.google.com/publicdata/home
makes large datasets easy to explore, visualize and communicate

Baby voyager
http://www.babynamewizard.com/voyager Allows exploration of changing popularity of baby names in the USA since late 19th Century. Analyse by name, individual state, income, …

Youth statistics http://www.youthstats.myd.govt.nz/

Professional development resources

GAISE
http://www.amstat.org/education/gaise/GAISEPreK12_Intro.pdf This book – Guidelines for assessment and instruction in statistics education – covers Year 1 to Year 13 statistics and gives good examples of how to progress students in statistical thinking. It was written under the auspices of the American Statistical Association.

CAUSE
http://www.causeweb.org/ Variety of resources aimed at the undergraduate level that would also be useful for teachers of senior secondary statistics students. Webinars link is especially useful for teachers interested in the latest research in statistics education.