Getting the Best from Teaching Statistics
|Teaching Statistics regularly publishes articles to help those teaching any type of statistics to pupils aged 9 to 19. Getting the Best from Teaching Statistics brings together about 50 of the best articles from volumes 15 to 21 of Teaching Statistics . The articles are classified under the headings:
In February, May and September each year around 1200 subscribers worldwide receive the latest issue of Teaching Statistics packed with the latest ideas. The first editor - Peter Holmes - assembled a collection of the best articles from Volumes 1-5 and the second editor - David Green – did the same for Volumes 6-14. Both books proved very popular and are now sold out. We have followed these successes with this book which is compiled from Volumes 15-21 which appeared under the editorships first of Neville Hunt and subsequently Gerald Goodall. We have been assisted in the difficult selection task by the Editorial Board. It includes all articles which have won the C. Oswald George prize administered by the Royal Statistical Society for the best article in each volume.
This book is published at the start of the new millennium seeking to carry forward the very best ideas from the last. There is a growing interest in data handling (or statistics) worldwide and we hope that this book can assist those who have the exciting task of promoting this activity in school and college curricula.
The Teaching Statistics Trust was established in 1978 for the purpose of furthering study and research in statistical education for the public benefit. The first work of the Trust was to establish the journal Teaching Statistics, the first issue of which was published in January 1979. Sponsoring bodies were the Applied Probability Trust, the Institute of Statisticians, the International Statistical Institute and the Royal Statistical Society.
The journal seeks to help teachers of geography, biology, the sciences, social science, business studies, economics, etc. by showing how statistical ideas can illuminate their work and how to make proper use of statistics in their teaching. It is also directed towards those who are teaching statistics courses or mathematics-with-statistics courses. The emphasis of the articles is on teaching and the classroom. The aim is to inform, entertain, encourage and enlighten all who use statistics in their teaching or who teach statistics.
We would be delighted to hear from you and in particular to receive an article for the journal which meets the above aims.
For general enquiries about subscribing to the journal contact Teaching Statistics, at the RSS Centre for Statistical Education, firstname.lastname@example.org
Contributions for the journal should be sent to the Editor, Mr Roger Johnson, Department of Mathematics and Computer Science,South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, 501 East St Joseph Street, Rapid City, South Dakota 57701, USA.
Email : Roger.Johnson@sdsmt.edu.
Teaching Independence (P) H Dahl
Statistics and Intuition for the Classroom (P) S Chatterjee and J Hawkes
Understanding Conditional Probability S Tomlinson and R Quinn
Data Handling: An Introduction to Higher Order Processes J Watson and R Callingham
Learning about Extremes S Coles
Estimating the Size of a Population R Johnson
Sampling Errors in Political Polls Z M Kmietowicz
Don’t get t out of proportion! G Goodall
A Multiple Regression Project R Johnson
Exploring Sampling J Nicholson
Graphing in the Primary School L Pereira Mendoza
Primary Data A Bramwell
Teaching by Design A Bowman
A Tale of Six Cities N Hunt
Tree Slugs C du Feu
How Manv Fish are in the Pond? R Johnson
Asking Sensitive Questions in Surveys P Hutchinson
How long is a piece of string? (P) R Riddiough & J McColl
Lawn Toss: Producing Data On-the-Fly E Nordmoe
Why Stratify T Hodgson & J Borkowski
BUSTLE: a Bus Simulation (P) J Appleby
A Sort of Statistics Lesson C du Feu
Coke or Pepsi? M Levine & R H Rolwing
Teaching Statistics through Resampling C Ricketts & J Berry
How Long will it take to Build Jack’s House R Riddiough & J McColl!
Testing Colour Proportions of M&M’s R W Johnson
Contributions of Biometrics to the Developing World (P) M Darmi & R Poultney
Determining Adequate Sample Sizes A Fielding
Recognising Randomness D Green
Coincidences: the truth is out there R Matthews & F Stones
Overlap Probabilities and Delay Detonators N T Diamond
Squaring the Circle – statistically speaking P Glaister
A Probability Game J Melrose
A Probability Game – letter R W Johnson
The Analysis of Experimental Data D V Lindley
Statisticians have a word for it D Bissell
The World’s 100 largest Cities D Drew & D Steyne
The ‘Golden Egg’ (P) H Kimber
Scoring Patterns in Rugby League J Croucher
Lotteral Thinking? R Watson
Murphy’s Law of Maps (P) R Matthews
Industrial Visits Work B Gibson
Directional Data G Goodall
Note: C Oswald George prize-winning articles are indicated by (P)
The C Oswald George Prize
Gerald Goodall (Editor. “Teaching Statistics”)