Department of Statistics

Statistics Teachers' Day 2010 - NCEA 2011: Hitting the ground running

Tāmaki Campus, University of Auckland (Map)
Thursday, 2 December 2010


The main part of the 2010 Statistics Teachers' Day was build on the work done in last year's Statistics Teachers' Day -- key ideas for inferential reasoning when comparing box plots and activities to promote students' ability to draw inferential conclusions taking sampling variability into account.

Modelled on role plays from last year, some of your colleagues will present stories about introducing Year 9, 10, and 11 students to inferential reasoning in plenary session two. They will share teaching and learning experiences that help facilitate students' understanding of "making a call"; frameworks that assist verbalisation of reasoning; activities that promote understanding of population distributions; and at Year 11 stories of how students begin to take sample size into account when "making a call."


AMA School Members: $80 incl GST
AMA Personal Members: $60 incl GST
Non-members: $100 incl GST
Pre-service Teachers: $80 incl GST

Programme outline

Time Programme
8:30-9am Registration
9-10am: Plenary Session 1 Welcome;
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Talk by Prof Thomas Lumley, University of Auckland
10-10:20am Introduction to iNZight - new, free, graphing software
Ross Parsonage, University of Auckland
10:20-10:50am Morning tea
10:50-12:30pm: Plenary Session 2 See rationale above
12:30-1:15pm Lunch
1:15-3:30pm Repeat of last year's workshops on laying foundations for inference
1:15-2:30pm Workshop on Year 11 inference
2:30-3:30pm Workshops
  • Using iNZight
  • Using Fathom (bring own laptop)
  • Statistical literacy
  • Probability
  • Engaging boys in Statistics (panel)
  • Bivariate data

Resources from previous Statistics Teachers' Days