A practical approach to teaching statistics in the new A Level

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A practical approach to teaching statistics in the new A-level mathematics specifications

The new mathematics A-level specifications require all students to study statistics. In addition, students will no longer be able to use tables when answering questions on topics such as the Binomial and Normal distributions. This workshop will explore activities to aid understanding when teaching Binomial and Normal distributions and will include the use of graphical calculators.

During the session participants will:

  • Become familiar with the capabilities of a graphics calculator and consider how their use will impact students

  • Explore questions and practical activities for a deeper understanding of hypothesis tests involving the Normal and Binomial distributions

  • Explore questions and practical activities to deepen understanding of the Normal distribution

There will also be the opportunity to discuss the implementation of the new A level in your school, convey what information you still require and what further support your Maths Hub can offer.


These sessions will be delivered by Michael Anderson, Mathematics Specialist at the National STEM Learning Centre in York and NCETM PD Lead.

Dates, times and venues:

This event will be repeated three times throughout the Yorkshire Ridings Maths Hub Region:

Thursday 18th January, 16:30 - 18:30: Huntington School, York

Wednesday 21st February, 16:30 - 18:30: South Hunsley School, Hull

Thursday8th March, 16:30 - 18:30: Rossett School, Harrogate

All sessions are free of charge.

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