Wednesday, May 17, 2017

MSU-Bozeman summer online course: M518: Statistics for Teaching

Montana math standards call for increased knowledge of statistics.  Do you want to improve your comfort level with data, variation, and inference? MSU-Bozeman's online summer course will expand your view of statistics as a dynamic and useful decision-making tool. Details are below! 
  • M518: Statistics for Teaching (online)
  • Dates: June 12 – July 28 (seven weeks)
  • Format: Weekly projects, asynchronous discussions, simulations using TinkerPlots software
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Course Description: Stochastic concepts including probabilistic underpinnings of statistics, measures of central tendency, variability, correlation, distributions, sampling, and simulation. Exploratory data analysis including experiments, surveys, measures of association and inferential statistics. Discussion of methods for teaching statistics in secondary mathematics and science. This course is designed to engage students using a modeling and simulation approach to inference. Students will be exposed to numerous examples of real-world applications of statistics that are designed to help them think like statisticians and develop a conceptual understanding of statistics. Students will gain an understanding of the foundational concepts of data, variation and inference, as well as an appreciation for the fundamental role that statistics plays in a host of disciplines, such as business, economics, law, and medicine.

Monday, May 15, 2017

Apply to win $25,000

The National Museum of Mathematics is looking for applications for the Rosenthal Prize.  You can apply at the MoMath website. Applications are due on May 24th.