Experiments at School Database Interrogation Tool
To highlight a few sites from that list:
The Census at School site has an extensive collection of resources for students of all ages, try the true, false or sometimes true set of statements for older students, or perhaps clean up the dirty data with younger students. I rather like this starter and the KS3 and KS4 Statistics Statements. See also theCensusAtSchool International Project.
Try the Database Interrogation Tool from Experiments at school. Click on the logo to start, make any selections then on the Next arrow on the top right of the display to proceed. I like the way it is possible to choose variables and chart types; this could be useful for a class discussion on when it is appropriate to use various charts.
From the always excellent Standards Unit, we have ‘Mostly Statistics‘. An activity I particularly like which has worked very well in class is S4 Understanding mean Median Mode and Range, selecting the link takes you to a new page which includes a PowerPoint for the activity with an introduction and the solutions.
I have mentioned Hans Rosling’s excellent use of Gap Minder before. Note the links to a guide to the software and a page for teachers.
For more data sets, also for some very useful Excel files see Douglas Butler’s collection.
Another site I posted on some time ago is Mike Hadden’s excellent collection of resources which includes several Statistics resources.
For older students Jonny Griffiths has a wonderful collection of activities – Making Statistics Vital.
The Tools and Calculators section of the list includes virtual dice, also coins and dice simulations.
Some quotes end the list!
“Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are pliable.”