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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


 

CensusAtSchool Wins Best Cooperative Project in Statistical Literacy

CensusAtSchool, run by the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE), was named Best Cooperative Project in Statistical Literacy by the International Association of Statistical Education and the International Statistical Literacy Project.

Presented to the RSSCSE AtSchool projects’ leader, Kate Richards, during the 59th International Statistical Institute World Statistical Congress in Hong Kong, a citation states the accolade was given “in recognition of an outstanding, innovative, and influential statistical literacy project that affects a broad segment of the general public and is fruit of the cooperation of different types of institutions”.

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School CPD from the RSSCSE

New scheme of exciting CPD sessions for 2013 and 2014

Each session can last between one to two hours and will cost £100 plus the cost of travel (and accommodation if applicable) for one of the team to visit your school.

Between them the sessions cover Key Stages 3 to 5 and include the very best cross-curricular AtSchool resources, allowing you to pick from one of 4 different projects or create a custom session including resources from across the projects. For a full list of the sessions available please download the PDF below.

So if you would like one of our team to visit your school and deliver any of these new CPD sessions please contact us today at CensusAtSchool or email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .


Download CPD Session PDF

 

An interview with Professor David J. Hand

Professor Hand, OBE, is currently Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at Imperial College, London and a former President of the RSS. Since 2010, he has served as Chief Scientific Adviser to Winton Capital Management, who are sponsoring our statistical quiz WinAtSchool.

Below is a link to an interview with Professor Hand on STATISTICS VIEWS.

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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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