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Statistical analysis should be taught in subjects such as geography and biology

Statistical analysis should be taught in subjects such as geography and biology, Professor Adrian Smith, head of the Government's maths inquiry said.

Teenagers need to be given a better understanding of the concept of risk so they can react intelligently when controversial scientific issues are covered in the media.

The principal of Queen Mary college, London, made a similar recommendation to the Government and the suggestion is likely to be incorporated in the Tomlinson review of secondary qualifications.

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