# National Strategies Secondary Maths Collection - Improving Learning in Mathematics: Mostly Statistics

**TES Secondary maths resource collections**

**Collection Author:** Craig Barton - Maths AST and creator of www.mrbartonmaths.com (TES Name: mrbartonmaths)

Electronic copies of the excellent resources from the Improving Learning in Mathematics, otherwise known as the Standards Units. If you haven’t used these before, they are definitely worth a look, and if you haven’t used them for a while, they are definitely worth a second look! This collection is “Mostly Statistics”

- Activities to enable learners of secondary mathematics to use probability vocabulary such as ‘certain’, ‘impossible’, ‘likely’ and to understand probabilities are assigned values between zero and one.

**S2 Evaluating probability statements**

- Activities to help learners of secondary mathematics to discuss and clarify some common misconceptions about probability including the concepts of equally likely events, randomness and sample sizes.

**S3 Using probability computer games**

- Activities to enable learners of secondary mathematics to overcome common misconceptions about probability, use diagrams to count equally likely outcomes and calculate probabilities of dependent and independent events

**S4 Understanding mean, median, mode and range**

- Activities to help learners of secondary mathematics to understand mean, median, mode and range while exploring the relationships between these measures and their relationship to the shape of a distribution.

**S5 Interpreting bar charts, pie charts, box and whisker plots**

- Activities to help learners of secondary mathematics to understand and interpret bar charts, pie charts and box and whisker plots. This is part of the ‘Mostly statistics’ set of materials from Standards unit: Improving learning in mathematics.

**S6 Interpreting frequency graphs, cumulative frequency graphs, box and whisker plots**

- Activities to help learners of secondary mathematics to interpret frequency graphs, cumulative frequency graphs and box and whisker plots for large samples and to see how a large number of data points can result in the graph being approximated by a continuous distribution.

**S7 Developing an exam question: Probability**

- Activities to help learners of secondary mathematics to use past examination papers creatively, understand and use estimates of probability from theoretical models, list all outcomes for two successive events, identify mutually exclusive outcomes and know that the sum of the probabilities of all these outcomes is one.

**S8 Using binomial probabilities**

- Activities to enable learners of secondary mathematics to calculate binomial probabilities and develop their understanding of the context in which it is appropriate to use binomial probabilities.