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2.11, 2.12, 3.12, 3.13, 3.9 Nine weird tips for adding awesomesauce to Level 2 & 3 Stats!

Statistics – if you’re not having fun, you’re doing it wrong. Michael Shadbolt, from Otumoetai College answered the following questions: Why can incorrect bi-variate analysis kill puppies? Why is freeze-dried ice-cream better than cornflakes? …and why is goody-gumdrop ice-cream “poisonous”? Why is Yoda a fan of Venn Diagrams? Am I going to die from a meteor strike, a lightning strike or just falling asleep? Is Frane Selak the unluckiest man to ever live? And are polar bears really stealing our money?

Mike Shadbolt – Nine Weird Tips for adding Awesomesauce



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  • Deb

    I went to this workshop at AMA Statistics day – I was thorooughly entertained and have already changed my approach to introducing some topics! Some of my students have already “killed some puppies” 🙁 A Brilliant concept: to add spice to my teaching and hook in students. Thanks Michael!

  • Yolande Fenneman

    Awesome presentation today at BOPMA – looking forward to using some ideas in my programme for next year. Thanks for your inspiration, enthusiasm and for sharing resources
    Thanks Michael!

    Yolande from Te Puke High School

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