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Activity Number: 485 - Innovations in Introductory Statistics
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, August 10, 2022 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics and Data Science Education
Abstract #322880
Title: Infusing History of Statistics Readings in an Introductory Statistics Course
Author(s): Grant Lee Innerst*
Companies: Shippensburg University
Keywords: statistics education; history of statistics; reading in the classroom

Statistics is a field rich in compelling historical figures and stories that span many different disciplines. This offers learners of statistics the ability to connect their experiences and interests to both the historical figures and their discoveries. This talk will focus on lessons learned from infusing history of statistics content (primarily readings from the nonfiction novel "The Lady Tasting Tea" by David Salsburg) in an introductory statistics course for STEM majors at a public, mid-sized university. Students are assigned weekly readings and asked to write a weekly reflection on their impressions of the chapters. We will discuss common themes from responses and student attitudes toward the readings in general.

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