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Leaving Certificate Maths: Inferential Statistics Course 9.11.2021

This four-week webinar for Teachers of Leaving Certificate Higher Level Maths on Tuesday 9th, 16th, 23rd & 30th November will cover the following:

Class 1

  • Binomial Distribution / Normal Distribution
  • Standard Normal Distribution (Z-Distribution) / Empirical Rule / Z-Scores
  • Tables P36/37 - Probabilities for Standard Normal Distribution
  • Terminology – Sample /Population / Statistic / Parameter

Class 2

  • The Central Limit Theorem and Distribution of Sample Means
  • Excel Simulation of Sample and Population mean for Normal Distribution
  • Calculating Z-Score for Distribution of Sample Means
  • Margin of Error / Confidence Interval for Mean / Level of Significance / P-Value
  • Exam Questions

Class 3

  • Hypothesis Tests
  • Exam Questions

Class 4

  • Sample and Population Proportion
  • Confidence Interval for Proportion / Level of Significance
  • Margin of Error Approximation
  • Exam Questions

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand normal distribution, standard normal distribution and the empirical rule
  • Be able to calculate z-scores and use tables to work out associated probabilities
  • Be familiar with the language and terminology used in inferential statistics
  • Understand the significance of the central limit theorem
  • Understand how to work out confidence intervals for sample means
  • Understand how to work out confidence intervals for sample proportions
  • Understand hypothesis tests
  • Understand p-values and level of significance
  • Develop clear methods for answering the different types of exam question

Facilitator - Seán Murphy. Bachelors Degree in Electronic Engineering from UCC and a Masters in Electronic Systems from DCU. I also worked for 6 years as an Electronic Engineer with Parthus/Ceva in Dublin. I have many years of experience in computer hardware and coding from my academic and work backgrounds.

I changed career to teaching after completing the Hdip in Education in NUIG in 2006 and I have been teaching Maths, Physics and Applied Maths to Leaving Cert Honours level for the last 11 years in CBS Ennistymon, Co. Clare. I also teach Junior Cycle Science and Coding. I have a website www.hardsums.ie where I share my teaching resources for these subjects with other teachers/students.

From 2012 – 2015, I worked as a local facilitator for the Project Maths Development Team. This involved giving courses to Maths teachers in the Limerick and Clare Education Centres. More recently, I have given teacher courses on Geogebra in Limerick Education Centre

In my role as  chairman of the Clare/Limerick branch of the IMTA (Irish Maths Teachers’ Association) over the last 5 years I have organised events such as MathsFest 2018 in Limerick (see www.mathsfest.ie)  and TEAM Maths Quizzes for Leaving Cert students. I also maintain the website www.clareimta.ie for sharing resources with maths teachers 

Course Properties

Course date 09-11-2021 7:00 pm
Course End Date 30-11-2021 8:00 pm
Registration Start Date 30-09-2021
Cut off date 09-11-2021 4:30 pm
Individual Price Free
Speaker Seán Murphy
Number Hours 4
Location ZOOM online

Contact the Centre

Laois Education Centre,
Block Road,
Eircode: R32 CP26

Phone: 353-057-8672400
Fax: 353-057 8661137

Email: info@laoisedcentre.ie


CHY No: 21393

Laois Education Centre