Resources for teaching statistics: Teacher Preparation

3.12 Understanding Big Data

Dr Michelle Dalrymple from Cashmere High School, is a 2014 Endeavour Teacher Fellow for the Royal Society of New Zealand Te Aparangi.

Michelle has looked at how ‘big data’ is influencing decision making, careers and other important aspects of society your students are participating in.

Her presentation for the Canterbury Mathematics Association may stimulate discussion about careers in Statistics or studying Statistics at University level for your senior students.

Understanding big data

A link to the Radio New Zealand National series on Big Data is also included here. There are several podcasts that could be used as discussion starters.

 

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