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Developing the Theory of Hypothesis Testing: An Exploration

There are many concepts associated with hypothesis testing, but it all comes down to variation. How unusual is the variation we observe in a sample?

Students can often lose sight of this basic idea once they have learned the various procedures introduced in an introductory statistics course. Further, they may blindly follow the procedure and never question the impact of the sample size or magnitude of variation on the conclusion they draw.

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Skew The Script: A Website Offering Socially Relevant Math Lessons

Skew The Script lessons identify misleading data arguments and show students how the tools of statistics can be used to gain a deeper understanding of some of our country’s longstanding problems. Even more important, the lessons provide students from widely differing backgrounds with a common analytical lens (rigorous data analysis) for heightened discourse around social issues.

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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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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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2021 ASA Student Competitions

The American Statistical Association is dedicated to and involved in enhancing statistics education at all levels, including providing competitions for K-12 and undergraduate students.

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Focus on Statistics: Investigations for the Integration of Statistics into Grades 9–12 Mathematics Classrooms

Written by veteran teachers, this book includes 19 investigations to help you implement key statistical concepts in your classroom.

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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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2019 Data Visualization Poster Competition and Project Competition (New Rubric & Rules)

Introduce your K–12 students to statistics through the annual poster and project competitions directed by the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on Curriculum in Statistics and Probability.

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