Category Archives: Large Data Sets

GDP ranking by country

I recently discovered the video above that ranks the top ten countries by GDP from 1960 to 2017. It is quite mesmeric watching it (I am reminded of the great Hans Rosling and how he presented data) and got me wondering: is it Economics, History or Statistics?  (It is, of course, all three) And, as […]

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A tough question

A student asked me a difficult question the other day. I’m normally pretty confident with my subject knowledge, and am rarely stumped when quizzed out of the blue. Sometimes a tricky question from Further Maths, or a more esoteric A level problem may leave me scratching my head for a minute or two. Worst case […]

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Its all getting quite exciting

Russia 2018 – its turning out to be a vintage World Cup. We’ve had shocks, upset and – at the time of writing – England are still in it (with a supposedly “easy” route to the final. Half of me dares to hope, the other half fears we will be dumped out tomorrow night by […]

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Large Data Sets – Activities

A year ago, I wrote this blog post, introducing Large Data Sets, a new feature to be taught on the “reformed” new AS and A level specification. Back then, it was a lot of guess work as to how best to use this new element on the syllabus, and how they will be examined in […]

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The Magic Washing Machine

2016 will be remembered for many things, Brexit, the election of Trump, a surfeit of celebrity deaths, but it was last week, 7th February 2017, that a true giant passed away, although you might have missed the news of his passing. Hans Rosling was a statistician, an educator, a communicator. He used facts to explain […]

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