Teacher Resources

Demand for statisticians and data analysts is expected to increase by 4.4 million jobs worldwide in the years ahead. To teach students basic statistics literacy and introduce them to careers in the profession, many organizations have devel­oped primary and secondary school statistics education programs and resources, most of which are free.

Click the links below to view the resources available around the world.

Census at School Program

Census at School is a free, web-based classroom project that engages primary and secondary school students in statistical problem solving using their own data. This international educational initiative, launched in 2000 in the United Kingdom by the Royal Statistical Society, has programs operating in several countries.

Under the direction of their teacher, students anonymously complete an online survey consisting of 13 questions common to all children and several questions specific to their country. The students then analyze their class census data and compare the results with those from random samples from other classes in their country and around the world.

New Zealand launched the 2013 renewal of its Census at School program May 6. Click here to read an announcement about this launch and to view photos of the event.

Click on the Census at School links below to view the program in your country or others around the world.

Australia Australia Provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au/censusatschool
Canada Canada Provided by the Statistical Society of Canada http://www.censusatschool.ca
International International Provided by the Royal Statistical Society (United Kingdom) http://www.censusatschool.org.uk/international-projects
Ireland Ireland Provided by the Royal Statistical Society http://www.censusatschool.ie/resources (Main Site)
http://www.cso.ie/en/studentscorner (Ireland Central Statistics Office Site)
kr Korea Provided by Korea Statistical Society Site inaccessible outside the country
Japan Japan Provided by Japan Statistical Society http://census.ism.ac.jp/cas/
New Zealand New Zealand Provided by the Department of Statistic, University of Auckland http://www.censusatschool.org.nz/
South Africa South Africa Provided by the Statistics South Africa http://www.statssa.gov.za/censusatschool/
United Kingdom United Kingdom Provided by Royal Statistical Society http://www.censusatschool.org.uk/
United States United States Provided by the American Statistical Association http://www.amstat.org/censusatschool/index.cfm

Teacher Resources

Australia Australia Provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics http://www.abs.gov.au/websitedbs/cashome.nsf/Home/Entry Page.es
International International Provided by International Statistical Literacy Project http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/islp/
International International Provided by International Association for Statistical Education http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/
International International Provided by Gapminder http://www.gapminder.org/
United Kingdom United Kingdom Provided by the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education http://www.censusatschool.org.uk/resources
United Kingdom United Kingdom Teaching Statistics Doesn’t Have To Be Murder
Provided by the Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education
http://www.tes.co.uk/article.aspx?storycode=6312385&s_cid=tesmagazinehome
United States United States Provided by Project-SET http://www.project-set.com/
United States United States Provided by the American Statistical Association http://www.amstat.org/education/index.cfm
United States United States Data Retrieval
Provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
http://www.bls.gov/audience/students.htm#tools
United States United States Useful Websites for Teachers
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/education/usefulsitesforteachers.cfm
United States United States Statistics in Schools
Provided by the U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/schools/
United States United States Glossary of Statistical Terms
Provided by The Institute for Statistics Education
http://www.statistics.com/resources/glossary/
United States United States Statistical Symbols
Provided by The Institute for Statistics Education
http://www.statistics.com/statistical-symbols/
United States United States Statistical Software Directory
Provided by The Institute for Statistics Education
http://www.statistics.com/software-directory/
United States United States Terminology in Data Analytics
Provided by The Institute for Statistics Education
http://www.statistics.com/landing-page/data-analytics/
United States United States Teaching Resources
Provided by Minitab
http://minitab.com/academic/teaching-resources/
United States United States Classroom Applications
Provided by Minitab
http://minitab.com/academic/teaching-resources/classroom-applications/
United States United States Using statistics to help you… get dressed!
Provided by SAS
http://blogs.sas.com/content/sastraining/2013/01/04/using-statistics-to-help-you-get-dressed/
United States United States We don’t need another hero … or do we?
Provided by SAS
http://blogs.sas.com/content/jmp/2013/03/06/we-dont-need-another-hero-or-do-we/
United States United States K-12 Statistics Education Resources Flyer
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/EducationResources.pdf
United States United States Resources for Statistics Educators Flyer
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/ASA_flyer_educators.pdf
United States United States Resources for Students Flyer
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/education/pdfs/ASA_flyer_students.pdf
United States United States Statistics Education Web (STEW) Statistics Lesson Plans
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/education/stew/
United States United States Journal of Statistics Education
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/
United States United States Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Reports
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/education/gaise/
es Spain Statistical Songs
Provided by Professor Michael Greenacre
Department of Economics and Business
Universitat Pompeu Fabra. Barcelona, Spain
http://www.youtube.com/StatisticalSongs
United States United States Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE)
Provided by CAUSE
https://www.causeweb.org/
United States United States Internet Mathematics Library: Statistics Instruction Tools & Resources
Provided by The Math Forum @ Drexel
http://mathforum.org/library/topics/statistics/
United Kingdom United Kingdom BP Statistical Review of World Energy
Provided by BP p.l.c.
www.bp.com/statisticalreview
United States United States Univariate Distribution Relationships
Provided by Lawrence Leemis
http://www.math.wm.edu/~leemis/chart/UDR/UDR.html
United Kingdom United Kingdom Big Picture: Number Crunching
Provided by Wellcome Trust
http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/Education-resources/Education-and-learning/Big-Picture/All-issues/Number-Crunching/index.htm
United Kingdom United Kingdom Is Postgraduate Statistics for Me?
Provided by The Royal Statistical Society Young Statisticians Section
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HW5lzDfoN68&list=PLi_-RNsPXDTLwDBIlNz1yOYYRoTLF_US2
Portugal Portugal Local Action Applied Statistics
Provided by Statistics Portugal
http://www.alea.pt/
Portugal Portugal Exploristica
Provided by the Portuguese Statistical Society
http://www.exploristica.com/index.php?lang=en
United States United States Emergency Relief for the First-Time Advance Placement Statistics Teacher
Provided by North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics
http://courses.ncssm.edu/math/Stat_Inst/Stats2007/Bob%20Hayden/Relief.html

Statistics Education Videos

Mexico Mexico Statistics Video Series
From the Mathematics Research Center
http://www.estadistica2013cimat.mx/eng/videos
United States United States Statistics in Schools Videos
Provided by U.S. Census Bureau
http://www.census.gov/schools/videos/
United States United States K-12 Statistics Education
From Google Data Hangout on Air
https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=bfcdbwyqDjg/
United States United States K-12 Statistics Education Webinars on K-12 Education Topics
Provided by the American Statistical Association
http://www.amstat.org/education/webinars/