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Activity Number: 174
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Monday, August 1, 2016 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #318762 View Presentation
Title: A Cross-Discipline Modeling Capstone Experience
Author(s): Marian Frazier* and Thomas LoFaro
Companies: Gustavus Adolphus College and Gustavus Adolphus College
Keywords: statistics education ; high-impact practice ; undergraduate statistics majors ; mathematics education ; mathematical modeling

The Mathematical Association of America and the American Statistical Association have both updated and revised their curriculum guidelines. The guidelines of both associations recommend that students engage in a "capstone" experience, be exposed to applications, and have opportunities to communicate mathematical and statistical analysis, among other recommendations. In this article, we describe a mathematics and statistics capstone course, implemented at a small liberal arts college. We provide evidence that this course accomplishes the goals set forth by the MAA and ASA. We include guidance for other institutions on implementing a similar course.

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