Teacher’s Guide to Data Discovery as released in today’s Daily.
Teachers are finding that basic statistical skills “reading and creating tables, constructing graphs and calculating measures of central tendency (mean, median and mode)” are required across the curricula. Students practise these skills not only in the traditionally number-based subjects like mathematics and economics, but also in history, geography and other subjects.
This guide was written to support both elementary and secondary teachers in helping students develop basic statistical skills. It provides teachers with specific instructions on:
- Finding interesting and grade-appropriate Canadian datasets
- Choosing appropriate graphs for different kinds of data
- Calculating basic statistical measures, with or without statistical software
Very positive feedback already from the education community with the Ontario Ministry of Education including a version on 1,000 teacher training CD-ROMs and linking to it from their OCUP website