Session One: Workshop focusing on teaching statistics to Year 9 and 10 students
Venue: Palmerston North Girls High School Time: 10.00 - 11.45 am
This workshop will be focused on CensusAtSchool, and be relevant to levels 4-6 of the curriculum.
Making the measures
- using the equipment
- identifying the measurement
- eliminating variability
Cross-curricula opportunities
questions for 2009 2009questionsc@s.doc
Making measures.doc can be found at:
Teacher data cards teacherdatacards.doc
Familiarisation with data on cards
Working in pairs take 1-2 variables.
  1. What was the survey question asked to collect the data?
  2. Who was surveyed? By whom? When?
  3. How was the variable measured?
  4. What are the units, if any, for the variable?
  5. What are the possible outcomes for the variable?
  6. What type of data is it? Categorical or numerical?
2009 questionnaire 2009questionsc@s.doc
Making measures stations cards making-measures-stations.doc
Year 10 posing cards year10posing.xls
Questions 1-6 on OHT OHTunpackvariables.doc
Posing investigative questions onto strips of paper - try for at least four per person
Sort the questions into the different categories: Summary; Comparison; Relationship
Think about which questions will be easy to answer, which ones hard to answer, what are key attributes of good investigative questions with a particular focus on summary questions (L4).
Possible lesson plan Lesson 2.doc
(Posing investigative questions for a given group, focus on summary)
Ideas on good summary investigative questions (L4) goodsumIQL4.doc
Working with data
Sorting and cleaning
Take one variable that you are interested in, sort the data.
Think about realistic outcomes for the variable.
What will you do with data that isn't realistic?
Year 10 posing cards year10posing.xls
Fathom Demo at Key Curriculum Press
Using data cards to make displays
Take one summary investigative question and use the data cards to make a display to help to answer the question.
Write I notice statements about your display looking at key features of your display.
Year 10 posing cards year10posing.xls
Using dot plots
Take one comparison question (numerical data) and use the given data to make a dot plot to help answer your question.
Make I notice statements about your display, looking at key features and using the language of comparison.
Tables of data tablesdatayr10.xls
Sheets for making dot plots dotplotgrids.doc
Analysis ideas analysisideas.doc
Pfannkuch et al A teacher’s guide to informal comparative reasoning or on CensusAtSchoolsite.

Session Two: Workshop focusing on teaching statistics to Year 11 students
Venue: Palmerston North Girls High School Time: 12.20 -2.00 pm
This workshop will focus on samples and populations: a beginning look at using samples to make informal inferences about populations.

Kiwi data cards
Familiarisation with the data set.
Work out the variables on the data cards.
Use the Kiwi Survival guide information to do this.
Posing comparison investigative questions.
Checking questions.
  • can be answered with the data
  • is about the whole group
  • population of interest is clear
  • variable(s) of interest is clear
  • intent (summary, comparison, relationship) is clear
  • someone is interested in the answer

Planning to collect the data.
How will we answer our question?
How many will we sample?

Data - collect and sort the data

Draw dot plots, draw box plots

Write I notice statements about the sample
These should be descriptive statements and may include things such as commenting on shape, spread, middle 50%, summary statistics, other interesting or unusual features.

compare and contrast with other groups

Write statements about what you think is happening back in the population

Repeat for at least one more question

Pulling ideas together.

Session Three: Bevan Werry presentation on Statistics Education, early 21st Century New Zealand
Venue: Awanui 1.16-1.19 Time: 4.30 - 6.30 pm
In this presentation, Pip will explore the five aspects of the PPDAC cycle and use this to give an overview of some of the experiences
that our students can have to develop their statistical thinking and reasoning.
Bevan Werry Presentation
Paper as mentioned in presentation TSG14piparnold.pdf
Various data cards: 2007datacards.xls; KarekareCollegedatacards.xls; year9data2005.xls; year10posing.xls; year9posing.xls