This pilot collection of resources is designed to introduce key statistical ideas and help students to deepen their understanding.

Introduction

In the 21st century, more data is collected about us than ever before, and as computers become more powerful, we can process, interpret and analyse large data sets to look for patterns, make predictions, and discover new ideas. Whether you study mathematics, science, social sciences or
humanities, it is becoming increasingly important to have a good grasp of statistical ideas and an understanding of the maths underlying statistical methods.

These resources are designed to introduce key statistical ideas needed for advanced study. They also give opportunities to consolidate your understanding by applying it to new and engaging contexts. Try the activities to delve into the concepts of hypothesis testing, sampling, and distributions, and explore some of the fascinating and complex issues surrounding the interpretation and
representation of data. Scroll down to find articles which explain key ideas and go more deeply into the concepts.

To complement each resource, there are Teachers' Resources with suggestions for how the tasks can be used in the classroom.

Try

These resources investigate statistics concepts usually met by students aged 14-16

When is an experiment described by the binomial distribution? Why do we need both the condition about independence and the one about constant probability?

How was the data for this problem compiled? A guided tour through the process.

The development of these resources was made possible by donations co-ordinated by PSI from Amgen, AstraZeneca, GSK, PHASTAR and Roche. We would like to thank all contributors for their generous support.