Presentation Title

Sensational Statistics

Location

Room 210

Type of Presentation

Individual paper/presentation (20 minute presentation)

Target Audience

Higher Education

Abstract

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Presentation Description

This presentation describes how two mathematics professors engaged students in introductory statistics courses in order to improve critical reading skills, evaluation of evidence, and analysis of argumentation. Using data generated from current students enrolled in these courses, the professors created sensationalized news articles for the students to read, evaluate, and critique using statistical reasoning. The presentation will include descriptions of how students responded to the articles, how they responded to each other, and how they were graded on the project.

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Presentation (Open Access)

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Sensational Statistics

Room 210

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