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2 WHO WE ARE The Statistics P-12 Outreach program is staffed by graduate students from Purdue Universitys Department of Statistics. We provide presentations, mentoring, and activities free of charge to all grade levels in the learning community of West Lafayette, Lafayette, and surrounding areas. The program was developed through the STATCOM (Statistics in the Community) organization at Purdue University.

3 OUR OBJECTIVES To educate students about the connections between statistics, the sciences, and their everyday lives. To increase student enthusiasm toward mathematics and statistics by showing them how these disciplines are used in the community. To help young people become more literate in the sciences by giving them the tools to feel comfortable exploring scientific phenomena and express their findings.

4 POSSIBLE SERVICES FOR TEACHERS & STUDENTS Presentations: STATCOM members present scientific studies and/or personal experiences that cater to topics discussed in the typical science or math classroom. Mentoring: We provide aid for students in collecting, testing, and analyzing data for science fair projects. Fun classroom activities: Students participate in mathematical/ statistical games as a supplementary tool to help them learn about probability and mathematics. Any suggestions/requests you may have for us!

5 ARE YOU A MATH TEACHER? Check out the services we could provide for your classroom: Present fun classroom activities that cover topics listed in the Indiana Academic Standards. Topics include: Data Analysis and Probability Problem Solving Present information about what statisticians do and/or how people use mathematical or statistical skills to solve real life problems. We are open to your suggestions! Benefits: Students will experience a fun activity, while learning about a math topic in the process. Students will see an outside perspective about the importance of learning math/stat skills. Students will see how the skills they are learning can be used by real people to solve real problems.

6 ARE YOU A SCIENCE TEACHER ? DO YOUR STUDENTS COMPLETE SCIENCE FAIR PROJECTS? Check out the services we could provide for your classroom: In the beginning of the fall semester: Present information explaining basic principles of: Good experimental design Appropriate calculations/analyses to perform on data Effective ways to present results A few weeks before science fair projects are due: Consulting session where students can ask individual questions about their data analysis and display. Benefits: Students will receive information about scientific reasoning, which supports what they learn in class. Students will be encouraged to think about the issues they will face when working on their projects prior to starting on them. Students will have an opportunity to ask individual questions about the appropriate ways to display their data.

7 ALL SERVICES ARE FREE OF CHARGE!

8 CONTACT INFORMATION If you are interested in learning how STATCOM: P-12 Outreach could benefit your school, please take a flier & contact us. STATCOM: P-12 Outreach Department of Statistics Purdue University 150 N. University Street West Lafayette, IN Phone: Fax: /statcom/p12outreach/ We would like to thank the Department of Statistics for its generous support.


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