This page is under construction. Its purpose is to provide a link to useful resources for secondary school statistics teachers. Please send ideas, links and content to the Webmaster.
The Committee is interested in the many issues that confront teachers, and has written its thoughts on some of these. Our documents go on the Census@School site. Use the Resources tab (http://new.censusatschool.org.nz/resources/). Then use Advanced Search, by Author, and look for NZSA.
Sharleen Forbes (Statistics New Zealand) Keynote Address “Surfing the Education Wave with Official Statistics” 2.6 MB
Maxine Pfannkuch (University of Auckland) Contributed Presentation “Informal Statistical Inference” 1.9 MB
Mike Camden (Statistics New Zealand) Workshop Presentation “New Strengths in the Curriculum’s Statistics” 5.1 MB
Pip Arnold (University of Auckland) Workshop Presentation “Growing Scatterplots” (see 14 May)
UCMSCI video on YouTube (12/1/09)
Your connection to a rich source of data
Wiley publish a journal called Teaching Statistics. The 2012 online sample copy is free for everyone to access. Visit:
There are many members of the NZSA who are practising statisticians and would be willing to meet with teachers and discuss real data and what to do with it. Contacts are given below.
|Hamilton||Harold Henderson||(07) 838 5151|
|Palmerston North||Alasdair Noble||(06) 350 5799 Ext. 2475|
|Wellington||Mike Camden||(04) 931 4615|
|Christchurch||Ian Westbrooke||(03) 378 9588|
|Dunedin||John Harraway||(03) 479 7782|
Here are some web sites that have interesting data sets or provide useful resources.
|Statistics NZ Schools Corner|
|STN – Statistics Teachers Network (ASA): newsletter and listserver|
|STEW – STatistics Education Web (ASA): peer-reviewed lesson plans for K-12|
|Free Statistics Education Webinars (ASA)|
|Open Source Textbook Project|
The NZSA has provided funding through the Campbell Bequest Fund to support the NZAMT Conference since 2003. Over this period a senior practising statistician from within New Zealand has participated in the conference.
|2003||NZAMT8||Bevan Werry speaker||Sharleen Forbes|
|2005||NZAMT9||Bevan Werry speaker||Harold Henderson|
|2007||NZAMT10||Campbell Bequest speaker||Maxine Pfannkuch|
|2009||NZAMT11||Campbell Bequest speaker||Cliff Konold|
The DVD: “Statistics in Research: A Visual Teaching Resource”, created by John Harraway (University of Otago) and filmed at and subsequent to the NZSA 2005 Conference in Dunedin, is now available through the CASM Unit, University of Otago. It contains nine case studies, and has an accompanying data CD. It is intended for Year 13 school students and first year university students. See the linked pdf file for full details. A second DVD is in preparation.
Last Modified: Tuesday, 15th December 2015