Update on MEI’s Introduction to Data Science course

Posted: 11/05/2020

MEI is developing a bank of resources to introduce A level Mathematics students to Data Science. The first pilot set of materials will be available from mid-June and will be aimed at students who have studied the first year of A level Mathematics.

The resources are designed to be studied independently and are suitable to set to students who are working remotely. They will feature activities using the A level Large Data Sets as a starting point, with one set of activities featuring examples from the data sets for each specification (AQA, Edexcel, OCR, and OCR(MEI)). The activities will introduce the use of Python for exploring data but no prior knowledge of programming in Python is expected from students or teachers.

The aim of these materials is to give students a greater appreciation of the importance of data science to support them in making informed choices about future study/career options. They will also give students an opportunity to explore the A level Large Data Sets in more detail.

If you are interested in the piloting these materials with your students please see the information for Schools/Colleges document below for further details or contact Tom Button, MEI’s Mathematics Technology Specialist.

Introduction to Data Science: Information for Schools/Colleges (June 2020)

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