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[2 May 2016 | One Comment | ]

ASA member Shelby Aaberg shares some of the teaching techniques and philosophies that led him to win the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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[1 Apr 2016 | Comments Off on 2016 Math Awareness Month: The Future of Prediction | ]
2016 Math Awareness Month: The Future of Prediction

April is Mathematics Awareness Month, and the Joint Policy Board for Mathematics (JPBM) has selected “The Future of Prediction” as the theme.

Yogi Berra, paraphrasing Niels Bohr, said, “It’s tough to make predictions, especially about the future.” Throughout Mathematics Awareness Month 2016, we will explore how mathematics and statistics are the future of prediction, providing insights and driving innovation. During the month, we will be asking the question, “What’s next?” and exploring how mathematicians and statisticians contribute to society.

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[1 Feb 2012 | 2 Comments | ]

In the November issue of Math Horizon’s Aftermath column, the essay “Statistics à la Mode,” written by Meg Dillon, discussed the difficulty she experienced as a mathematics professor teaching an introductory statistics course. In response to her essay, several members of the Special Interest Group of the Mathematical Association of America on Research in Undergraduate Mathematics Education explain how teaching statistics is different than teaching mathematics.