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Winners Announced for Best STEW/Census at School Lesson

1 December 2013 1,270 views One Comment
Rebecca Nichols, ASA Director of Education, and Mary Richardson, STEW Editor

    The American Statistical Association is pleased to announce the winners of the competition for the best new STatistics Education Web (STEW) lessons using U.S. Census at School data.

    STEW is an online resource for free, peer-reviewed lesson plans for K–12 teachers. Census at School is a free, international classroom project that engages students in grades 4–12 in statistical problemsolving using their own real data. Students complete a brief online survey, analyze their class census results, and compare their class with random samples of students in the United States and other countries.

    The winning STEW lesson plans were new lessons using U.S. Census at School data with statistical concepts following the recommendations of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework, Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and NCTM Principles and Standards for School Mathematics. We congratulate the following winners and appreciate their efforts to enhance statistics education in the schools.


    Grand Prize: $500

    Did I Trap the Median?
    Sarah Parks, Mathew Steinwachs, Rafael Diaz, and Marco Molinaro
    California State University Sacramento and University of California at Davis

    Silver Medal Prize: $300

    Text Messaging Is Time Consuming! What Gives?
    Jeanie Gibson, Mary McNelis, and Anna Bargagliotti (for Project-SET)
    Hutchison School, St. Agnes Academy, and Loyola Marymount University

    Bronze Medal Prize: $200

    Types of Average and Sampling: ‘Household Words’ to Dwell On
    Lawrence Mark Lesser
    The University of Texas at El Paso

    The winning lessons and other free K–12 statistics lesson plans are available on the STEW website and under the resources page of the U.S. Census at School website. To continue to build the STEW lesson plans and Census at School resources, we encourage statistics educators, teachers, and statisticians to submit their favorite lesson plans according to the STEW template to steweditor@amstat.org. We also welcome champions to help spread the Census at School program across the United States. For more information about getting involved, please contact Rebecca Nichols at Rebecca@amstat.org.

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