Introduction to Statistics and Global Math History David J Yost
Essential Questions <ul><li>What are the basic concepts of statistics?
What methods are used for statistics and data analysis?
How are statistics used to support claims?
How are statistics distorted to support claims?
What are some basic historical stories in Algebra, Geometry, and other high school math subjects that can be used to entra...
Goals <ul><li>By the end of the course, I will be able to use global mathematics history in future lesson plans to engage ...
By the end of the course I will be able to design a lesson plan that promotes the analysis of statistical data.
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  1. 1. Introduction to Statistics and Global Math History David J Yost
  2. 2. Essential Questions <ul><li>What are the basic concepts of statistics?
  3. 3. What methods are used for statistics and data analysis?
  4. 4. How are statistics used to support claims?
  5. 5. How are statistics distorted to support claims?
  6. 6. What are some basic historical stories in Algebra, Geometry, and other high school math subjects that can be used to entrance the mathematics curriculum? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goals <ul><li>By the end of the course, I will be able to use global mathematics history in future lesson plans to engage multiple cultures in Algebra, Geometry & Trigonometry curriculum.
  8. 8. By the end of the course I will be able to design a lesson plan that promotes the analysis of statistical data.
  9. 9. By the end of the course I will be able to design a lesson plan that requires students to analyze data presentations and rewrite the presentation to accurately represent the factual data. </li></ul>
  10. 10. Enduring Understanding <ul><li>Statistics describes the world in which we live.
  11. 11. Statistics can be misused but cannot lie.
  12. 12. The History of mathematics is more entertaining and engaging than a soap opera or MTV reality show. </li></ul>
  13. 13. Products <ul><li>SMCM Math Holes Resource Page
  14. 14. Quizes for Data Analysis part of Algebra
  15. 15. Practice PRAXIS Statistics/Data Analysis
  16. 16. Math History Pecha Kucha </li></ul>
  17. 17. BEST STATS RESOURCE Hand, D. J. (2008). Statistics: A Very Short Introduction . Oxford University Press, USA.
  18. 18. BEST MATH HIST RESOURCE Pickover, C. A. (2009). The Math Book: From Pythagoras to the 57th Dimension, 250 Milestones in the History of Mathematics. Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
  19. 19. Reflections/ Next Steps <ul><li>Statistics is a very large discipline
  20. 20. I have a large amount to still learn and a list of books to learn more from.
  21. 21. Open source text books wil save you.
  22. 22. I need to buy (Pickover, 2009). </li></ul>

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