Book of Student Stat Projects

Hooray! We finished collecting all 20 first-semester stats projects into a book. Click the cover image to zoom over to Lulu. As soon as I figure out how, I’ll make the pdf available there at low cost, but hey, the book is low cost as it is. I may also port it to Amazon and CreateSpace in order to make it more accessible.

Anyhow, this is the project I wrote about as part of this post: students document a phenomenon in US History using Census microdata. They use the Census Import feature that’s part of Fathom.

What’s cool here?

  • It’s a genuine cross-disciplinary project connecting math and history
  • Kids get to try technical writing
  • The book collects actual student work, mistakes and all
  • Appendices include what I assessed them on, but not my assessments
  • An actual bound book is a great take-away for students, and should impress the heck out of their parents

Oh: Clicking on the book (or this link:) takes you to Lulu, where you can get your very own…

Note added 20 July 2012: On Lulu, I set it up so the preview of the book is the entire book. So you can look at it (all) for free. It’s more convenient to hold the paperback in your hands, of course. Also, I’m looking into making an eBook version, no joy quite yet.

Author: Tim Erickson

Math-science ed freelancer and sometime math and science teacher. Currently working on various projects.

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