Teaching Statistics A debate about teaching statistics in general

On this page we are hoping to start a debate about teaching statistics in general. Teachers put an idea or issue on this page and then start a discussion thread through the discussion tab so we can add our thoughts. New ideas on top please!

Idea/Issue - Teacher

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Pie Chart Statements - Jim Noble

Every time I think about interesting ways to look Pie charts, I end up with a lesson on circle geometry! Making and Interpreting these is much more about geometry and proportional reasoning and makes me want to teach it in a number module as well or instead. An idea for an activity is to generate a pie chart (or pair of) and list a number of statements underneath at as conclusions. Ask students to say whether the Pie charts support the statement or not using proportional reasoning. See discussion tab for this idea.