Integration of Statistics in Research
Many teachers feel that the traditional approach to imparting statistics to high school students does not lend itself to inclusion in research activities. But by combining the two, students will have a better appreciation of both.
MathsIsFun has a good collection of statistics related activities, including topics like How to Do a Survey, Categorizing Quantitative Data, Accuracy & Precision, and Fair Dice.
Dr Alun Owen at Loughborough University in England developed this site to help students and teachers. The site covers a wide variety of statistic topics and includes videos, tests, guides, and a glossary.
The activities cover descriptive statistics as well as inferential tests--often ignored at the high school level. Graphical analysis display 2 and 3-dimensional depictions of independent and dependent variables.
The target audience is general rather than advanced students. This resource was developed by Tom Morgan at Virginia Tech.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has a section devoted to the K-12 community, with everything from clickable maps to Career Exploration.
Other Areas To Check Out...
• Evaluating the Quality of Information on the Internet
• Linking Environment and Physics
• National Science Teachers Association - Content and Research
• PBS and NPR Resources
• Research Resources for Teachers and Librarians
• Teacher Training: Math, Science and Technology Sampler
• Teaching Writing on the Web
• Technology in Learning
• The GLOBE Initiative