Department of Statistics
The Department of Statistics welcomes secondary school students, teachers and parents to find out more about studying Statistics at The University of Auckland.
We depend on you to train the next generation of students and enthuse them about the possibilities of learning Statistics.
Our researchers in Statistical Education are world renowned as leaders in their field. Their decades of research have been used to help shape the curriculum in schools.
Supporting material for teaching the curriculum has been produced, tested, and improved by Maxine Pfannkuch, Chris Wild, and Pip Arnold, with the help and assistance of many teachers and students. We believe the material is the best, and we make it available to you so your students can be the best.
Every year we run a day of speakers, workshops, and electives. Held at the quiet Tamaki Campus, hundreds of teachers sit back and relax whilst soaking up the most recent ideas in teaching statistics. Be inspired by practioners of statistics and its applications.
For more information on Statistics Teachers' Day 2012 and an archive of old programmes, please visit our Statistics Teachers' Day page.
To view some responses from attendees of our most recent Statistics Teachers' Day on 22 November 2012, please see "What was the most valuable part of the day for you?"
For easy teaching about surveys, we have created a Survey Creator. Use the creator to teach students about statistics.
Both teachers or students can create their own surveys. By creating their own surveys students will be able to practice survey design and analysis.
Creating your own survey
Start by visiting the survey creator: www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/survey
Included in the email you receive are instructions on how to access your survey data. This will allow you to check survey progress: how many respondents there have been, and after 10 people have answered, you will get preliminary graphs where available.
At the conclusion of your survey you will receive the results attached to an email.
The Department of Statistics is a supporter of the CensusAtSchool New Zealand initiative. CensusAtSchool is a nationwide online survey for Year 5 to 13 students which provides real, relevant data and classroom activities to enhance statistical enquiry across the curriculum.
The initiative is funded by by the Department of Statistics, the Ministry of Education, and Statistics New Zealand.
Every two years a new set of survey questions is produced and made available on our website. Data from student responses is optionally made available to class teachers, and through the random sampler and data analysis tools we provide.
To see an interview with Rachel Cunliffe regarding CensusAtSchool, visit the MathsReach website.