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Activity Number: 283
Type: Invited
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Leadership Support Council
Abstract - #300371
Title: Outstanding Innovations in Statistics Education: Past, Present, and a Glimpse at the Future
Author(s): Amy G. Froelich*+ and Michelle Everson*+ and Roger Woodard*+
Companies: Iowa State University and University of Minnesota and North Carolina State University
Address: Department of Statistics, Ames, IA, 50011-1210, USA Dept. of Educational Psychology, 250 Ed Sci Bldg, Minneapolis, MN, 55455, 2311 Stinson Drive, Raleigh, NC, 27695-8203,
Keywords: statistics education ; quantitative literacy
Abstract:

This panel session will be comprised of three recent recipients of the Waller Education Award from the Section on Statistical Education and the American Statistical Association, given for innovation in the instruction of elementary statistics. Each panelist will briefly present his/her academic background and path to getting involved in statistics education followed by a longer discussion of areas of his/her previous and current work that has impacted the broader statistics education movement. Areas of discussion will include: developing a new undergraduate course for a broad audience emphasizing quantitative literacy, implementing new curricula in statistics for current and future secondary mathematics teachers, and developing new course materials for teaching statistical inference in the introductory statistics course. Each panelist will then offer his/her ideas of important areas for future innovation in statistics education.


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