Monthly Archives: July 2015

Priceonomics.com

No news but here is a link to another blog, Priceconomics.com that is updated far more regularly than this one, that has a varied and interesting set of articles.

Our attention has been drawn to it from the prolific New Zealand based Stats Chat blog, particularly due to a recent post regarding statistician and serial R package creator, Hadley Wickham.

Priceconomics.com

Statistical Education Links

While looking over the proceedings for #60ISIWSC and the satellite IASE event a link was found, via one of the keynotes, to five statistical education resources.

They are all common links that will have been on the ICSE site at one point in time but here they are together, in one place.

 

 

#60ISIWSC – 60th World Statistics Congress

topo_bgThe International Statistics Institute World Statistics Congress

For your information, the 60th ISI World Statistics Congress (WSC) will be taking place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, during 26–31 July 2015.

The congress brings together members of the statistical community, from across the globe, to present, discuss, promote and disseminate research and best practice in every field of Statistics and its applications.

You can find out more using the link isi2015.org and can keep up with what is going on using the hashtag #60ISIWSC.

For those with an interest in statistical education there is a satellite conference held by the IASE during the 22-24 July. There is a separate site with a full programme of events available now, it can be found at iase-web.org.

ONS Census 2021 – Have Your Say

On a slightly related note the Office for National Statistics have announced there are now only 6 weeks remaining to haCensus2021ve your say with regards the next national census that will take place in 2021.

You can view a statement on the consultation from John Pullinger, National Statistician, on the ONS website. The link in full is below.

https://consultations.ons.gov.uk/census/2021-census-topics-consultation

WinAtSchool 2015 Winners …

1st Place Marling School

Neil Sheldon and Vicky Neale present the team from Marling School with their prize.

On Wednesday the 1st of July at Venue Reading the final of the Winton Capital Management National School 2015 Final 12 Top TeamsMathematics & Statistics Competition took place.

After three rounds of 14 questions on topics including percentages, probability, algebraic graphs, reasoning, geometry and more the wining team scoring an impressive 119 out of a possible 126, and walking away with a cash prize of £2,500, were Marling School from Gloucestershire.

Second place went to Colyton Grammar School from Devon (£1,000), while third went to Bourne Grammar Winton pens and pads used in the final.School from Lincolnshire (£500). You can read all about the final over at WinAtSchool.org.uk.

The event was hosted by Neil Sheldon, the Royal Statistical Society’s vice president for education and statistical literacy, while the quiz master for this year was Dr Vicky Neale, Whitehead Lecturer at the Mathematical Institute and Balliol College at the University of Oxford.

Well done to all 12 teams that made it to final and thank you to our sponsor, Winton Capital Management, for making it happen.

WinAtSchool – Significance, Teaching Statistics and How Not to be Wrong

Thanks to our Maths Competition sponsor, Winton Capital Management, we were able to provide a goodie bag for the teachers attending the 2015 live final.

Amongst the treasures, all wrapped up in a reusable Winton bag, we had Jordan Ellenberg’s  “How Not to Be Wrong: The Power of Mathematical Thinking”, perfect light reading for those who appreciate the importance of mathematics.

In addition we had a relevant editiofeb-2015-cover of Significancen of Significance Magazine (February 2015 (Vol 12 Issue 1)) and the Spring issue of Teaching Statistics (Volume 37, Issue 1). Both were provided directly by Wiley (@Wiley_Stats) who we wish to thank on behalf of the teachers.

Incidentally, UK based teachers can get a reduced rate subscription to Teaching Statistics (Print + Online) if they’re a NCTM/IASE or RSS e-teacher Member, find details here. And you can access all issues up to 11:2 of Significance for free here.