Contents of 24-1
Statistics in the Revised National Curriculum p 2 Richard Browne
This article introduces and explains the new requirements of the data-handling section of the Mathematics National Curriculum in England.
Playing with Numbers! p 5 Allison Davies
Statistics going to the Dogs p 6 Stephen R Clarke and Anthony B Bedford
This article discusses a real-life example of statistics in gambling..
A Surprising Result in Coin Tossing p. 10 C P Cholkar and M N Deshpande
This article presents a counter-intuitive result in coin tossing.
Simulation in the Simple Regression Model p. 12 Carmen Armero and Juan Ferrandiz
This article presents an activity which simulates the linear regression models in order to verify the probabilistic behaviour of the resulting least-squares lines in practice.
Some Questions on Probability p. 17 Geoffrey Howson
This article critically explores several issues related to requirements for probability teaching in various national curricula.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR p. 22 Dennis V Lindley
On teaching reasoning and the place of probability in some modern text books.
Probability with Less Pain p. 24 Maxine Pfannkuch, George A F Seber and Chris J Wild
The teaching of probability theory has been steadily declining in introductory statistics courses as students have difficulty with handling the rules of probability. In this article we give a data-driven approach, based on two-way tables, which helps students to become familiar with using the usual rules, but without the formal structure.
Essential Statistics by D G Rees p 31
Reviewed by Chris du Feu
LETTER TO THE EDITOR p. IBC Chris du Feu
On the nature of questions asked in last year’s AQA GCSE Statistics papers.
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