Reasoning and Data and Chance Summary

Monday - Friday, July 9 - 13, 2007

On Monday, the discussion began with an overview of the GAISE Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education report. A brainstorming session was held to help focus our attention on possible topics that could be used for a final product. Time was given to explore possible projects and to explore with Fathom. The group was to arrive on Tuesday with a final decision on what project would be pursued this year.

Tuesday, in order to focus the group on this year's final products, we viewed the abstracts and files submitted by the 2006 working group. Following this, the participants reported which projects they would be working on. Craig and Ana are focussing on middle school use of statistics using sneaker data. Judi, Faye and Richard S. are using iTunes data for their investigation. Dave is exploring the impact of sample size on estimates of a population using the iTune data. Richard A. and Ebong will use hotdog data for their lesson. Bill is continuing his backpack investigations begun last year.

Thursday and Friday were spent developing the ideas mentioned above.

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