It’s raining cats and dogs (hopefully)

It’s raining cats and dogs (hopefully)

In April 2017, I presented an ASA K-12 statistics education webinar: Statistical reasoning with data cards (webinar). Towards the end of the webinar, I encouraged teachers to get students to make their own data cards about their cats. A few days later,

Which one doesn’t belong …. for stats?

Which one doesn’t belong …. for stats?

If you haven’t heard of the activity Which one doesn’t belong? (WODB), it involves showing students four “things” and asking them to describe/argue which one doesn’t belong. There are heaps of examples of Which one doesn’t belong? in action for math(s) on the

Statistical reasoning with data cards (webinar)

Statistical reasoning with data cards (webinar)

UPDATE: The video of the webinar is now available here. I’m super excited to be presenting the next ASA K-12 Statistics Education Webinar. The webinar is based on one of my sessions from last year’s Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) and will

A stats cat in a square?

A stats cat in a square?

On Twitter a couple of days ago, I saw a tweet suggesting that if you mark out a square on your floor, your cat will sit in it.   Nobody has had a more productive day than my mother pic.twitter.com/LK6KX9KM1x

Using data and simulation to teach probability modelling

Using data and simulation to teach probability modelling

This post provides the notes and resources for a workshop I ran for the Auckland Mathematical Association (AMA) on using data and simulation to teach probability modelling (specifically AS91585/AS91586). This post also includes notes about a workshop I ran for the

Developing learning and formative assessment tasks for evaluating statistically-based reports

Developing learning and formative assessment tasks for evaluating statistically-based reports

This post provides the notes and resources for a workshop I ran for the Auckland Mathematical Association (AMA) on developing learning and formative assessment tasks for evaluating statistically-based reports (specifically AS91584). Notes for workshop The starter task for this workshop was based

Ideas for using technology to design and carry out experiments online

Ideas for using technology to design and carry out experiments online

This post provides the notes for a workshop I ran at the Otago Mathematics Association (OMA) conference about using technology to design and carry out experiments online. Actually, at the moment this post only provides a PDF of the slides I used

Initial adventures in Stickland

Initial adventures in Stickland

This post provides the notes for a workshop I ran at the Otago Mathematics Association (OMA) Conference about using data challenges to encourage statistical thinking. Until last week, I had never re-presented or adapted a workshop that I had developed in

Mind the stats?

Mind the stats?

Have you noticed how Google sometimes gives the top page in your search results a little summary box? For example, if you Google “how to plan a honeymoon”, you get this: Since I didn’t do number two on this list,

Welcome to stickland!

Welcome to stickland!

I’ve been working on a little side project for the last year or so. I thought this might be a good time to share this with you, particularly since I probably (with a very high probability) won’t be making any