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presentation I did for AIS on pushing statistics lessons into the right brain realm. I discuss Dan Pink's work 'A Whole New Mind'.

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  1. 1. Statistics surround us..  They explain, query, state our - habits, political persuasion, - human existence, - natural limits, - natural world…. - We should all identify with Statistics because (apologies for the grammar) they are us!So why … when some students areasked about what their favouriteMaths area is they rarely sayStats/Data??
  2. 2. On asking why Statistics weren’t even mentioned as a favourite Maths area“Statistics are boring – I like gamesbetter..” “I’m not sure what they are… Is that when you do the tally marks?”“Oh, we’ve done them already –you know the class eye colours?” “oh yeah – didn’t see the point in that really. It’s not like our eyes are going to change or anything.”“We’re never going to use themwhen we’re older..”
  3. 3. Before we go much further…
  4. 4. Dan Pink
  5. 5. Agricultural Age to Industrial Age toInformation Age to Conceptual Age
  6. 6.  “Together they forge an elaborate network of some one quadrillion (1,000,000,000,000,000) connections that guides how we talk, eat, breathe and move.” Dan Pink 2005
  7. 7.  And what (I hear you ask) does any of that have to do with Statistics and how I teach it?
  8. 8. Australian Bureau of StatisticsFrom cat. no. 4910.0 - Childrens Participation in Cultural and Leisure Activities, Australia,Apr 2009 (Data Cube, Table 1)Dataset S14: Children Participating in Selected Activities, By sex–2003, 2006 and 2009 PARTICIPATION RATE (%) MALES 2003 2006 2009Participation in organised cultural activities (a) Playing a musical instrument 13.2 17.6 18.7 Singing 2.3 2.9 3.1 Dancing 1.6 2.4 3.0 Drama 2.3 2.8 2.8 At least one selected organised cultural activity (b) 16.8 21.7 23.0Participation in organised sports (excluding dancing) (a) Swimming 15.7 16.5 17.2 Soccer (outdoor) 22.2 19.6 19.9 Australian Rules football 13.6 13.8 16.0 Netball 0.6 *0.1 *0.3 Tennis 9.5 8.0 9.4 Basketball 8.6 7.4 8.5 Martial arts 6.2 6.1 7.5 Cricket (outdoor) 9.1 10.1 9.7 Gymnastics 1.7 1.6 1.7 Rugby League 5.6 7.9 7.0 Athletics, track and field 3.8 2.6 3.0 Soccer (indoor) 1.9 3.3 4.3 Hockey 2.5 1.7 1.8 Other organised sports 15.5 17.5 15.8 At least one organised sport (b) 68.6 68.8 69.6Organised sports and/or dancing (c) 69.0 69.4 70.4
  9. 9. http://www.census.gov/schools/census_ for_kids/census_for_kids.html?
  10. 10. Who/What is the average? Planning Lesson – Census for kids
  11. 11. CIA World Fact Book
  12. 12. Scootle data setshttp://data.gov.au/data/ Rugby World Cup App
  13. 13. We feel fine
  14. 14. Visualising.org
  15. 15. data + story + design
  16. 16. Gapminder
  17. 17. Visual.ly
  18. 18. Infographics – stats and data for right brainers
  19. 19. Creating infographics with kids Wordle/Tagxedo Excel/Numbers/Google Docs Many Eyes Hohli: Online Chart Builders StatPlanet Map Builder Publisher/Glogster/Photoshop/picnik etc.. Cartooning sites Visualize (iPad app)
  20. 20. Many Eyes
  21. 21. Stephen Covey’s Habits of Highly Effective People – The Leader in MeProgram Putting first Beginning things first with the – raw data end in mind with kids Seek first to understand Synergise then to be understood
  22. 22. Putting first things first –Generating raw data with kids
  23. 23. Flisti - A simple poll creator that allows users toshare w/ popular social networks.Obsurvey - A great site w/ a wiki-styleinterface that allows users to create surveys w/ differentstyles of questions (multiple choice, true/false, etc.).Survey Monkey - One of thebest online sites for creating surveys. The free version offers10 questions per survey, up to a 100 responses, and real-timeresults.
  24. 24. Vorbeo - A very easy to use site that lets users embed a poll directly into their blog/website.Ask 500 – my personal favourite because it brings up the map of where people are voting from. We can have fabulous conversations about population pools and the kids get a kick when their question is ‘hosted’.Poll Everywhere – can be used with staff, kids on computers (or phones if you have a liberal school).
  25. 25. Unrealfooty.com

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