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The conference for all 11-19 mathematics teachers

28 - 30 June 2018

Keele University

The three Rs of Statistics: Randomisation, Replication and Re-sampling

Neil Sheldon

11:15 - 12:15 Thursday 28 June

Use of technology in teaching mathematics

For many students the proofs underpinning concepts such as the use of divisor (n - 1) in the sample variance, or the Central Limit Theorem are just too difficult. However, technology enables students to explore data in a dynamic fashion, thereby experiencing what statistics is really all about - variation. In this session, we will explore how the use of technology can enhance statistical practice and aid the understanding of statistical theory.

About the speaker

Neil Sheldon taught for over 40 years at Manchester Grammar School, and then spent 4 years as the Royal Statistical Society's Vice President for Education and Statistical Literacy. He has been heavily involved in examining since the 1970s, including MEI A levels and Cambridge STEP. Neil Sheldon taught for over 40 years at Manchester Grammar School, and then spent 4 years as the Royal Statistical Society's Vice President for Education and Statistical Literacy. He has been heavily involved in examining since the 1970s, including MEI A levels and Cambridge STEP.