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Presentation 2B2. Data Driven Activities: Teaching Statistics Through Mathematics

Jeff Witmer (USA)


Presentation Abstract
Real data and statistical techniques can motivate many traditional mathematical topics at the secondary level. Collectively, the important statistical ideas and ways of reasoning can be developed in the context of studying mathematics. The study of formulas, linearity, centers, inequalities, matrices and logarithms can be embedded in data and statistics and used to lay the foundation for the mathematics and to demonstrate the relevance of statistics to the world. Data driven mathematics provides teachers and students with application based activities that makes this happen and that can be used in conjunction with a standard mathematics course or to design a data based statistics course.


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