This year our questionnaire covers topics such as pairs of shoes and takeaway foods. How many pairs of the former and what's your favourite of the latter. Have you read a book in the last month (other than a school book)? Do you borrow from your local library? So, as you can see there are plenty of opportunities to collect and examine some fascinating class data.
Young people are definitely online citizens - 98% of the students who did our survey last year go online on a weekly basis. And two-thirds of them were in touch with friends over the internet during the week prior to completing the survey. It's hard to imagine a world without the internet! Have a look at the published findings and you'll see some interesting data. In total 8,610 secondary school students from 243 schools completed the 2012/2013 CensusAtSchool questionnaire between August 2012 and August 2013.
The All-Island Research Observatory (AIRO) at NUI Maynooth have worked with us to produce a Census Mapping Module for Irish schools. It offers a great way to examine and interact with a selection of census data going back over the last four censuses.
Celebrate the international year of statistics by getting your school to take part in this fun initiative – probably the first world statistics quiz ever! The quiz is based on 12 randomly selected questions based around statistics and allows you to get your own personalised certificate at the end. Take the quiz >>
Project Maths & CensusAtSchool
The Project Maths team have a number of Teaching and Learning Plans for teachers working with Strand 1 of the syllabus, Statistics and Probability. The "supplementary materials" section on that webpage may be particularly useful for those teachers using the CensusAtSchool questionnaires to investigate data.
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