Statistical Education Workshops and Talks: Thursday 3 September
Mathematics and Statistics teachers of the Wellington region were invited to attend the New Zealand Statistical Association 2009 Conference on Thursday 3 September for an afternoon of workshops and talks on statistical education; details below. A hard copy of the programme was printed for all attendees, which contained abstracts for all the talks and workshops - a pdf version is available here: NZSA2009_Ed_Session_Programme (pdf)
The Focus of the Workshops
The new NZ Curriculum
contains the learning area Mathematics and Statistics
, but it also contains Principles, Values
and Key Competencies
. The Statistics
strand of our learning area involves real-life context, and so is rich in opportunities for students to practice the Key Competencies
, and to have experiences that embody the Principles
. In each workshop, we will explore these emphases in the context of teaching and learning about statistics.
Abstracts for these workshops and talks are also given on the Contributed Talks
page, below the abstracts for the regular conference presentations.
Lunch - if desired and paid for: please use the registration page (now closed) . The rest of the afternoon is free of charge.
1.00-2.00 pm: Two sets of parallel workshops for teachers, in CO 118 and CO 119
: hands-on activities for use in the classroom, plus demonstrations of web resources and/or use of computers.
2.00-4.00 pm: Five 20-minute presentations in CO LT122
, and an afternoon-tea break in Maclaurin building, Foyer
Because of the popularity of the education sessions at previous NZSA conferences, this was the only stream of presentations running at this time. The audience were a mix of people who are teachers or statisticians (or both).
4.00-5.00 pm: Two parallel workshops for teachers, in CO 118 and CO 119
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