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The NCTM has focused professional development on Data handling and Probability during the academic year 2007-2008. A rich set of resources have been compiled and made available to teachers of all grades at NCTM Professional Development Focus of the Year web page. The resources go from Elementary Data Handling and Probability Resources to Middle School Data Handling and Probability Resources to High School Resources. Modern data handling and probability activities are present in all these sections. Both young and Adults as well as tertiary institutions can find these activities and other resources useful.
ASA's 2007 Statistics Posters Winners contains photos of the posters that won the National Competition in the USA in 2007. They present very interesting examples of what students K-12 can do with the statistics they learn in the classroom and teachers, as well as students can use them as resources in their classrooms. There are several thousand entries every year from different regions of the United States, usually states, such as Pennyslvania, Michigan, Ohio, Connecticut, Nevada, with new ones being created in the Washington DC area, Utah, New York. The regions hold their own competition and send their top entries to the national for judging in the national competition. Those entried (a few hundred) from across the country that are not in a region are sent to Alexandria to be judged by the Washington Stat Society and the winners from there are sent to the national for judging.Linda Quinn is the current chair. There is a national project competition also that is headed by Linda Young.
Both competitions answer to the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee of which Jerry Moreno is current chair.
Advanced Placement Courses are courses taken by high school students to prepare themselves for College.
The free-response questions, scoring guidelines, scoring commentary, Student Performance Q&A, scoring statistics, and sample student responses from the 2007 AP Statistics Exam are now posted on the AP Statistics Exam page. This material joins an extensive archive of exam information from past years. Other Links of interest are:
Displays: Ours and the Media by Howard Wainer, appears in Chance Magazine, Vol 20, No 3, Summer 2007
Data Analysis for Politics and Policy is mostly about relationship between variables in simple and multiple regresion.
Utts, J. (2003), “What Educated Citizens should know about Statistics and Probability.” The American Statistician, 57(2), 74-79.
PersonInvolved (linked), Institution (linked) : involved in “Project” project (linked)
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