This week from Rachel Chris & Anne

It’s such a great time to be teaching Statistics. With risk assessment, data and opinions colliding on social media (Covid-19, climate change, etc), there has never been a more important time to demonstrate how facts can be misconstrued and to teach students how to look for sound science and stats and how to spot incorrect statistical and scientific reasoning.

10 things we’re loving:

  1. The Math Behind Prescription Drugs
    Podcast interview with a statistician in the drug industry.
  2. The Mathematics of Climate Change
    RNZ interview with maths lecturer Dillon Mayhew.
  3. Wrangling Statistical Assessments
    Creating quality internal assessments by Lucy Edmonds of Green Bay High School.
  4. Digital Assessments
    Useful environmentally-friendly resources shared by Sophie Wright of Mount Roskill Grammar School.
  5. We Are Here
    Stunning data visualisation atlas of New Zealand.
  6. Why is One Person’s Science Another’s Conspiracy Theory?
    Study shows fake news is more likely to go viral. For teachers, this means “conspiracy theories may be best dealt with through early education that debunks dangerous beliefs before they have the opportunity to take hold in the wild.”
  7. Worldometer
    Real-time data.
  8. Statistics & Data Science Educator
    Our NZ statistics education journal.
  9. What’s going on in this graph?
    The New York Times’ interactive graphs. Coronavirus, engagement rings, high school sports injuries and more.
  10. CensusAtSchool
    The questionnaire is open to the end of 2020, please continue to take partAnd, we welcome your input on 2021 census planning by replying via email.


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