Introducing - The Problem Solving Approach
In 2005 and 2006 the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE) undertook a review of the statistics and data handling content of GCSE to determine what should be retained as part of the core curriculum for mathematics and what may be beneficially seeded for delivery through other subjects, particularly science.
As part of this review the Centre worked with experienced teachers to develop a set of eight exemplar classroom teaching and learning resources. These resources use a statistical problem solving approach and, in addition, an online assessment to assess understanding of the problem solving cycle was developed and successfully trialled. You can view the publication here at amstat.
The resources have been highly acclaimed by teachers who have used them in class and they can be found here, on this website.
You may photocopy or reproduce electronically all material here on the website for use in your classroom. Any copy of these materials shall retain all copyright in the same manner and form as on the original, and include the complete web address (URL) www.rsscse.org.uk.
In addition teachers may edit and or redraft the material, use text or tables, use extracts and /or vocabulary items. Should this be the case, "Adapted from" must be indicated as such in the source.
The source of data must be acknowledged in all documents and communications, including on Internet sites, by providing the following source citation:
"Source (or "Adapted from", if appropriate): Problem Solving Approach www.rsscse.org.uk, and date of extraction"
In the case of material relating more generally to the project:
"Source (or "Adapted from", if appropriate): The Problem Solving Approach run by the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education"
Please be aware when reusing material that some resources link to external websites that will have a different set of copyright terms and conditions.