Self-study Module (I) - Statistics

Duration of self-study: 3 weeks

Mode of Assessment: Test (Earn ACE credits)

What you need to learn:
  • Understand the measures of central tendency and how to calculate them
  • Understand the measures of spread and how to calculate them
  • Know the different ways of representing data and able to infer information given the diagrams

Resources:
1) Notes
2) Websites given
3) Practice questions and online quizzes

Instructions


You have learnt about Mean, Median and Mode in Sec 1. Go to this 2 websites and do a little recap of the concepts:
1) http://www.tda.gov.uk/skillstests/numeracy/practicematerials/areascovered/averages.aspx
2) http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/pages.php?page=19


Next, download and print a copy of these notes.

Use it together with the powerpoint slides:

Complete the practice questions at the back of the notes and check your answers here:

To get a more in-depth understanding of the CFC, here is an excel applet you can play with:

If you need further reinforcement on the concepts, here are some useful websites:

Mean, Median, Mode: http://www.tda.gov.uk/skillstests/numeracy/practicematerials/areascovered/boxwhiskerdiagrams.aspx
Box-Plot: http://www.tda.gov.uk/skillstests/numeracy/practicematerials/areascovered/boxwhiskerdiagrams.aspx
CFC: http://www.tda.gov.uk/skillstests/numeracy/practicematerials/areascovered/cumulativefrequency.aspx
CFC: http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/pages.php?page=21http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/pages.php?page=42
Standard Deviation: http://www.mathsrevision.net/gcse/pages.php?page=42

If you require more practice, here are some online quizzes:


Online Quizzes:
Glencoe Mathematics: http://www.glencoe.com/sec/math/studytools/prealglblr.shtml
(a) Attempt the self-check quizzes under Chapter 10, Section 10.1, 10.2, 10.3 and 10.4.
(b) Attempt the Chapter test under Chapter 10 (left column menu). You can ignore the questions on probability.