Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Beginning Statistics Corequisite Course

Students in your corequisite course have most likely seen these lessons before—some even two or three times. Yet, it’s just not sticking, and students are feeling frustrated. What can you do? Contextualize the prerequisite content for your corequisite students. Updates to the Beginning Statistics + Integrated Review courseware include new Making Connections and Looking Ahead sections in review lesson modules. These sections provide examples … Continue reading Contextualized Learning in Hawkes’ Beginning Statistics Corequisite Course

Sensor data collection for class projects

Collect data with sensors for classroom exploration. Involving students in the first step of the data collection process promotes engagement and interest. It's hard to collect accurate data in the real world. Students must learn to be aware of different variables that impact readings and to harness their critical thinking skills to troubleshoot often. Raspberry Pi … Continue reading Sensor data collection for class projects

You focus on teaching. Let us provide the data.

The new Discovering Statistics and Data text offers 36 (and counting!) real data sets for free download. The companion website to the new Discovering Statistics and Data textbook, stat.hawkeslearning.com, supplies updated and relevant data sets, instructions on computational technologies, and access to data visualization tools and websites. These large data sets expose students to the kind of real-world data they will … Continue reading You focus on teaching. Let us provide the data.

5 Ways to Get Students Interested in Statistics

Creating a universally engaging classroom environment can be challenging, but having the right tools that make lesson content relevant to students helps! Below are 5 ways to get your students more excited about statistics: 1. Interesting Data Finding data on topics students think are fun, like beers and breweries across the country, might pique interest. Use this … Continue reading 5 Ways to Get Students Interested in Statistics

Discover relationships with this data visualization teaching tool.

Statistics instructors, have you explored Gapminder yet? It's one of our favorite data visualization resources! It's a free site offering many videos and tools, including a graphical simulator depicting 5 dimensions of real-world data in 2D. Check out how you can use this tool in your classroom to show students the changing relationships between demographic, economic, and … Continue reading Discover relationships with this data visualization teaching tool.

Integrate Developmental Math with Statistics in Corequisite Course

Discovering Statistics and Data Plus Integrated Review leads students through the study of statistics with an introduction to data. It pays homage to the technology-driven data explosion by helping students understand the context behind future statistical concepts to be learned. Students are introduced to what data is, how we measure it, where it comes from, how to visualize it, … Continue reading Integrate Developmental Math with Statistics in Corequisite Course