What do you think of when you hear the word ‘statistics’?
reading any further, give an instant view on how statistics makes you
feel and how your learners may feel. Why do you think the way you do
The article goes on to discuss views on statistics, before the author describes one of her favorite tasks about Minard’s map (a famous combined map, graph and chart that documents the losses suffered
by Napoleon’s army in his disastrous Russian campaign of 1812). She describes the way she planned and worked with this task in her teaching, and then finishes off with a discussion about inspiration for future tasks.