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  • 1.  IMPACT In Action #2-Kicking Projects Up a Notch

    Posted 03-11-2021 07:05:00

    Statistics and data science courses have great potential for engaging projects. Do you have any project suggestions for other instructors? We encourage you to post rubrics, student handouts, practical advice in the All Purpose Library for instructors who may be assigning a project for the first time, or anything else you think a fellow instructor might find useful.  Place the link to your entry inside your reply to this discussion.

     



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    Julie Hanson
    Professor of Mathematics and Statistics
    Clinton CC
    Plattsburgh NY
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  • 2.  RE: IMPACT In Action #2-Kicking Projects Up a Notch

    Posted 03-13-2021 18:40:00
    Edited by Rebecca Wong 03-15-2021 22:49:49
    I use three projects in my classes, one for each of the units traditionally found in an introductory statistics course.  I have uploaded descriptions of these projects to the All Purpose Library and have linked them here.
    1. Descriptive Statistics Unit:  Exploring Data Using Visualizations
    2. Probability Unit:  I don't have a probability-related project, but use The Interview project for this unit
    3. Inferential Statistics Unit:  A Synthesis


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    Rebecca Wong
    Instructor
    West Valley College
    Saratoga CA
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  • 3.  RE: IMPACT In Action #2-Kicking Projects Up a Notch

    Posted 03-15-2021 17:10:00
    These are great Rebecca! Thank you for sharing. Allowing students to choose their own topics or data sets they find interesting is such a great way to build engagement.

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    Leah Beck
    Professor of Developmental Mathematics
    Collin College - McKinney Campus
    McKinney TX
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  • 4.  RE: IMPACT In Action #2-Kicking Projects Up a Notch

    Posted 03-15-2021 22:29:00
    I agree and feel that this goes even beyond engagement. Students will feel empowered and have ownership of the data. Once that is accomplished, learning is so much easier and more fun.

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    Barbara Leitherer
    Professor of Mathematics
    CC of Baltimore County - Essex
    Baltimore MD
    bleitherer@ccbcmd.edu
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  • 5.  RE: IMPACT In Action #2-Kicking Projects Up a Notch

    Posted 03-19-2021 17:31:00
    I teach almost exclusively with projects.  Students usually have smaller weekly projects and then a midterm and final.  I am attaching my midterm and final directions for this semester.....along with a couple of my more favorite smaller projects.

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    Pat Riley
    Hopkinsville CC
    Hopkinsville KY
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  • 6.  RE: IMPACT In Action #2-Kicking Projects Up a Notch

    Posted 03-22-2021 13:39:00
    Thanks Pat for sharing your projects!  How much do projects count for their overall grade?

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    A Silva
    COC
    Valencia CA
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  • 7.  RE: IMPACT In Action #2-Kicking Projects Up a Notch

    Posted 03-23-2021 16:32:00
    Thank you for sharing these Pat! I really like the idea of having students get their project pre-approved so you can make sure they are on track. Plus, the Zoom meeting with you at the end is a chance to ask follow-up questions and make sure you know what they did (or what caused any problems so it can be fairly and accurately assessed). One of my goals is to start including projects but I am so worried about running into grading challenges. But, if I had a "before" and "after" meeting with each student or team I feel like that would help them produce better work and help me to assess their work.

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    Leah Beck
    Professor of Developmental Mathematics
    Collin College - McKinney Campus
    McKinney TX
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