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

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

How long does it take a student to submit a swear word into a text analysis tool?

How long does it take a student to submit a swear word into a text analysis tool?

Update on the predictive text challenge I haven’t heard anything from anyone with any problems, and there seems to be a bit of traffic to the challenge page, so hopefully this is going well. I’ll allow checking of the first

Probability teaching ideas using simulation

Probability teaching ideas using simulation

This post provides some teaching examples for using an online probability simulation tool. It’s a supplement to the workshop I offered for the NZAMT 2015 conference. Probability simulation tool I recently developed  a very basic online probability simulation tool . I wanted a simulation

Statistics lesson starter: Is this really surprising?

Statistics lesson starter: Is this really surprising?

A supermarket is running a promotion. For every $20 you spend, you will receive one domino. There are 50 dominoes to collect. I received 10 dominoes for my last shop and was surprised to find that all 10 dominoes were

Statistics teaching ideas based on ….. the alphabet!

Statistics teaching ideas based on ….. the alphabet!

This post focuses on randomness, simulations and probability. 10 quick ideas…… Choose five letters (e.g. A, B, D, N, U) and display these together. For the rest of these ideas to work, choose letters that can go together to make three