The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s Education Department encourage students and their advisers to participate in its annual Poster Competition. Entries are due April 1.
(Grades 9-12+) Originally published November 2015, this lesson engages students in an exploration activity and a class discussion. After completing this lesson, students will be able to determine when events are mutually exclusive, and then use the Addition Principle to calculate the probability of mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events.
Any teacher of Introductory Statistics has heard this question more times than they can remember: “Why 0.05?” Here, the value 0.05 refers to the significance level in a hypothesis test. I provide a brief review of the concepts of hypothesis test and significance level. Then, I describe two activities for teachers to proactively address the question of why 0.05 with their students.
(Grades 9-12+) Originally published in May 2014, students will have the opportunity to collect and explore real data using two brands of fortune cookies.
(Grades 6-12+) Originally published in May 2014, this lesson has two goals: have students generate data and calculate descriptive statistics to describe the distribution of a sample drawn from a random process and compare trials from different experiments and use them to make some judgment about the underlying processes.