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GAISE II Now Available; Download for Free

The Pre-K–12 Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education II (GAISE II): A Framework for Statistics and Data Science Education includes a number of updates. It is available for free download now and will be available for purchase on Amazon soon.

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A Sampling Activity to Anchor Big Statistical Ideas

The Sampling Bag Task showcases important statistical ideas, encourages conjecture and statistical argument, and illustrates the complexity and promise of seemingly simple tasks to generate productive discourse and expand understanding of statistical ideas.

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K–12 Statistics Teacher Meet-Ups

ASA offers free K–12 teacher meet-ups (via Zoom) to share resources and discuss K–12 statistics topics. Topics have included the AP Statistics exam and statistics reading, assessment, applets, software resources, and lesson plans.

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Data Interrogations for Critical Statistical Literacy

The ability to read, write, and evaluate statistical arguments are crucial to the development of statistical literacy. Here are some tools for facilitating that development.

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Announcements: Fall 2020

A roundup of statistics and education-related information and opportunities.

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How Long Are the Words in the Gettysburg Address?

In this lesson, each student tries two methods for selecting a sample from the population of words in the Gettysburg Address: self-selection and simple random sampling.

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The Mean and Variability from the Mean

In this lesson from Christine Franklin, Gary Kader, Tim Jacobbe, and Kaycie Maddox, students investigate how to interpret the mean using fair share value and the balance point of a distribution.

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Teaching Module: People Count! (And Their Data Stories)

In this module, students will develop, analyze, and redesign population projection models using past and present population totals by age groups to estimate future population estimates of various countries.

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Teaching Statistics with Yummy Math

Although numerous online resources for teaching exist, few emphasize mathematical proficiency through the strand of productive disposition. Yummy Math incorporates current events and real data in teaching statistics. In addition, Yummy Math makes use of multiple representations that enable students to see the contextual nature of mathematics.

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COVID-19: A Teachable Moment

At a time when nothing good can be said about COVID-19, Sara Brown, Patrick Hopfensperger, and Henry Kranendonk—authors of Focus on Statistics: Investigations for the Integration of Statistics into Grades 9–12 Mathematics Classrooms—have made available for free an investigation that can at least help students understand how the virus spreads.

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