Dotty Thinking - Idea for Teaching Statistics

This is a video to accompany my article for the TES Magazine ('Dotty Thinking') that offers up a simple, fun idea to get students engaged and making meaningful data comparisons, including mean, median, mode, range and a whole host of statistical diagrams including cumulative frequency, histograms and bar charts. Click the links below to see the article and download the resources (Video tutorial, PowerPoint and Excel). Ideal for KS3 and GCSE students.

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    user avatarfletcht1008 months agoReport

    Thank you for this. To adapt for KS2, you can set the task up as 'which team are the best guessers'? Children then have a smaller data set to work with when calculating the mean.

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    user avatarSarahViner3 years agoReport

    Love this - will be excited to use this with my Grade 8s.

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    Great resource. really looking forward to using it. Thank you!

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    user avatarvera104 years agoReport

    Great and very versatile.Thamks.

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    user avatarmkaur174 years agoReport

    Absolutely brilliant! Very simple but the kids enjoyed it, I got them to draw a stem and leaf of the data and find the averages, draw a box plot. Some of them began to draw a grouped frequency table. Excellent revision on data handling!