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MARLING SCHOOL WINATSCHOOL 2014 WINNERS

Gloucestershire school takes first prize at the WinAtSchool Final at the RSS in London

After 2 very close rounds and 26 questions Marling School from Gloucestershire claimed the £2,500 prize as they came out as clear winners, no tie breaker required this year, with a fantastic 67 points out of a possible 78.

Kesteven and Grantham Girls Grammar School, Lincolnshire came second with 66 points and a prize of £1,000 while Lady Manners School, Derbyshire took third with 59. Worthy of a mention is Colyton Grammar School from Devon who only missed out on third place and the £500 prize by one question.

We would like to thank all who took part, students, teachers and guests, and made the day and the competition such a fantastic experience. For more details and to find out how your school can take part and win next year visit WinAtSchool.org.uk.

FIRST – MARLING SCHOOL
SECOND – KESTEVEN & GRANTHAM GIRLS GRAMMAR SCHOOL
THIRD – LADY MANNERS SCHOOL

 Pictured: Professor David Hand OBE (right) and Neil Sheldon (left) present Marling School with the WinAtSchool 2014 first prize at the RSS in London.

 Pictured: Professor David Hand OBE (right) and Neil Sheldon (left) present Marling School with the WinAtSchool 2014 first prize at the RSS in London.


 
 
WinAtSchool at the Big Bang Fair
 

The RSSCSE Team attended the Big Bang Fair in Birmingham on 13th  – 16th April 2014, to showcase the WinAtSchool Big Bang Quiz, a live interactive mathematics and statistics quiz. The activity was enjoyed by children, university students, parents and teachers who competed against each other to win prizes. The activity was a taster for the WinAtSchool Final that has prizes of up to £3,000 for winning schools.

To register your school for WinAtSchool and for further details visit WinAtSchool.org.uk


 

Spreadsheets for Statistical Analysis

We recently received links to two online resources that may be of particular interest to students using spreadsheets for statistical analysis. These could be used in Quantitative Methods Teaching where the use of spreadsheets, specifically Microsoft Excel, is being used for statistical analysis.

 

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Prestige lecture - Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS

Professor Sir Adrian Smith FRS delivering a prestige lecture at Plymouth University on 27th February 2013. You can now view this lecture, as well as a number of other statistical videos, for free on the UPmedia video service, see the link below. You can download a small excerpt (approx 17MB) from the main lecture here.

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STatistics Education Web (STEW)

ASA the American Statistical Association has recently launched STatistics Education Web (STEW), that aims to reach out to K-12 (KS2-KS4) mathematics and science teachers who teach statistics concepts in their classrooms. STEW is an online resource for peer-reviewed lesson plans for teachers. The web site is maintained by the ASA and accessible to teachers throughout the world. 

 

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The Quantitative Methods Initiative

The Quantitative Methods Initiative which is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council and Higher Education Academy have recently launched a new website that aims to improve capacity in quantitative social science and make best possible use of the UK's world-class data infrastructure.

 

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The site covers the entire educational life course from school projects to postdoctoral research and all social science disciplines. It includes both research and teaching and learning.You can access the site here www.quantitativemethods.ac.uk.

In addition anyone interested in teaching materials for Quantitative Methods can access an archive held at the University of Oxford by the Department of Sociology, it is open for all to use but copyright of the materials remains with the authors. You can access the archive at www.sociology.ox.ac.uk.


 

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