Blogs about Teaching Statistics Based Topics

Data Collection

Scheme of work for applied A-Level mathematics: Statistics: Data Collection

Frequency Diagrams

How to plot and interpret a frequency diagram and polygon from grouped data.

Box Plots and Whisker Diagrams

Earlier this week the school I work at was inspected. This caused a mixture of reaction amongst the staff. As a teacher of mathematics with a number of GCSE classes I was pretty confident I could expect to be observed. Box plots and whisker diagrams was my observation lesson. Beginning the Lesson As the students…

Gambling in Maths

This is the second lesson in a probability project where students use probability to design a casino gambling game. In the first lesson the class created a spinner using fixed probabilities and compared the expected frequency of events with the actual results. This concluded with a discussion about the difference between theoretical and experimental probabilities,…

Experimental Probability

I love teaching probability. For me, it is not necessarily about working out the likelihood of an event occurring but working out the event when given the probability. What I mean by this is it’s not difficult to understand the probability of a fair dice landing on a 3 is 1/6 or the chances of picking…

Mr Mathematics Blog

Problem-Solving with Angles in Polygons

How to teach problem solving with angles in polygons through scaffolding.

The Sum to Infinity of Geometric Series – A-Level Maths Tutorial

Explore geometric series in our A-Level Maths tutorial. Perfect for students/teachers, with resources to download at

Sequences and Series

Edexcel A-Level Mathematics Year 2: Pure 2: Algebraic Methods