Belvedere College S.J. are involved in a National Numeracy Strategy Pilot. Over the next six weeks we are dedicating Friday morning Form Period Tutor to numeracy.
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Every newspaper and magazine seems awash with statistics on how few people will keep their New Years Resolutions. How are they collecting this data? What could bias it?
What constitutes ‘keeping’ a resolution?
These are the types of questions we will be expecting all our budding statitisicans to be bearing in mind. Syntax will be starting their module on statisitcs in the New Year. Have a look at the census at school website to give you a head start.
Several times throughout this week I have questioned how effective is Maths Week and what do we hope it will achieve?
Firstly we hope it raises the profile of maths in the school and encourages everyone to think about maths outside of the classroom.
Of course we would also hope that it helps students to sharpen up their problem solving skills by taking part in the many puzzles and competitions. Is the ultimate aim for students to get better maths results?
I was reminded of a great quote by Albert Einstein during a particularly frantic game of higher or lower at breaktime in the Foyer ‘ All that counts is not countable and all that is countable doesn’t always count’
Maths Week off to a great start. Lots of entries so far for todays puzzle. See your form noticeboard for more details!
See also survey in post below
Next week is Maths Week and we will be officially launching the blog. Plus there will be lots of puzzles and competitions to enter.
Photography Competition and Spice up your Maths lesson running now! See form noticeboards for details!
The use of statistics are often invented or changed to agree with what a journalist wants to prove. Some interesting examples on this website which would certainly make you think twice before taking any statistics at face value.