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Risk in context – resources useful for teaching content related to AS 2.12

Statistical information is prolific in today’s media, yet many of us are easily misled or have difficulty in interpreting and challenging statements that are made. What does “Eating bacon increases your chances of bowel cancer by 20%” really mean? To be informed citizens, it is important that we are able to understand statements that are made about risk so that we can make informed decisions about our lifestyles. This workshop will illustrate how to calculate a variety of statistics relating to risk, and explore their interpretations within given contexts. It will also give teachers some background knowledge for teaching risk in Year 12.