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

How many of my emails will get rolled up this week?

How many of my emails will get rolled up this week?

At the start of the year I started using a service call unroll me with my gmail account. It allows you to wrap up regular or subscription emails into one daily email digest. It takes a number of months to setup

Magical powers? Nah just statistics!

Magical powers? Nah just statistics!

This post is about a prediction model I’m working on that aims to predict the gender of a teacher based on a few questions. On World Statistics Day, I posted about a survey for high school teachers. Thanks to all

Predicting gender from dating profiles

Predicting gender from dating profiles

This post features a quiz asking you to predict the gender of someone based on what they write about themselves on a dating website. How does the quiz work? You will be given 20 different “About me” descriptions taken from public

Stats challenge for maths week – predictive text :-)

Stats challenge for maths week – predictive text :-)

  This post discusses teaching ideas for the “predictive text challenge” that I’ve set up to support maths week 2015. Can your students predict the text readability score for any word? So its “maths week” here in New Zealand next