Statistical Inference

Statistical Inference

Statistical inference encompasses many of the big ideas of statistics.  We offer two workshops, one for primary teachers and one for secondary teachers.

Primary Workshop
For teachers Year 1 to 8

At the primary level statistical inference is important horizon content knowledge for teachers. It helps teachers know where the curriculum is leading, as well as helping you develop those students who want to go a step further. Our primary workshop covers the important concepts of statistical inference and how they can be developed in a primary context.

Participants will take part in an exercise using datacards, aimed at curriculum level 5, which teaches the concept of sampling from a population in order to make an inference about a population parameter. We will also look at what is important at each of the levels of the curriculum from Year 0 to Year 13.

Be ready to ask any sticky statistics questions that may be bothering you.

Secondary Workshop
For teachers Year 9 to 13

At the secondary level statistical inference can be a very difficult concept for students. They need to understand the ideas of sampling, sampling error and the nature of confidence intervals.

Our secondary workshop covers what statistical inference is and how to teach it from Year 9 through to Year 13, with emphasis on the senior years. The emphasis is on understanding what is going on, and how to teach inference, rather than assessment. Teachers gain understanding and practical ways to encourage learning and discussion in class.