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

10th September 2004 at 01:00
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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