# Statistics Internals

## General

This material was originally designed for the old set of standards. As a result some of the pages may leave out material in the new standard.

## Equations

This topic is largely the same as the old standard, although it used to be an external.

Practice 1     Practice 2     Practice 3

Practice 4     Practice 5     Practice 6

Worksheets with a couple of exercises at each level.

This is quite a good explanation of the process for solving 3 x 3 equations by hand from http://www.slideshare.net

Extension work

## Linear Programming

This topic is largely the same as the old standard, although it used to be an external.

Practice 1     Practice 2

Practice 3     Practice 4

Worksheets, with an Achieved example first, followed by a Merit/Excellence example. The later ones are harder.

## Bivariate Data

This topic has changed quite a bit in the last few years, most especially in terms of the types of data given, so care needs to be taken with older material. That said, the underlying Maths hasn't changed.

The scope of the old unit, with spaces for questions, and the same but with answers.

The original for the worksheet can be found at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~teachers/2003/regression.php along with other resources.

Fertility Exercise     Bond Yields Exercise

Data for Practice   zip of .xls files

Exercises and data to practice on.

NZQA Exemplars Page

Examples of student work given by NZQA which show the boundary between the various grades. Note how answers alone do not achieve a grade unless backed up with analysis.

## Time Series

Time Series Notes   zip of .ppt files

Three sets of PowerPoint slides. The first goes through the process of analysing the data in Excel. The next two look at some extension areas.

Channel Ferries

Exercise with model answers and annotations.

Guest Numbers     Hardware Sales

Data for Guest Numbers and Hardware Sales   zip of .xls files

Two more set of model answers, showing different ways of structuring the reports.

Data Set for Practice   zip of .xls file

NZQA Exemplars Page

Examples of student work given by NZQA which show the boundary between the various grades. Note how answers alone do not achieve a grade unless backed up with analysis.

These exemplars tend to be on the short side and I would suggest more analysis and different graphs for the different parts, rather than combining all information onto the same (very busy) graph.