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Penguins, Playing Cards, and Statistics Engagement

 
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Monday 03 December 2018, 05:30pm - 06:30pm

 
Location LT908, Livingstone Tower, University of Strathclyde, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH

Speaker: Laura Bonnett

Abstract:
 
Numeracy is a core skill for children and adults. Unfortunately, maths often receives a bad press, especially from school pupils who may say "maths is boring", or "it's too hard"!  As mathematicians and statisticians, we have a duty to inspire the next generation and to engage the public with mathematics and statistics; to encourage enjoyment of the subject, to enhance and enrich study beyond the curriculum, and to encourage unusual ways of communicating our science.  
The Royal Statistical Society’s Education & Statistical Literacy Committee remit includes statistical education in practice, promoting careers in statistics, and developing statistical literacy.  In line with these aims the Committee is co-ordinating the development of hands-on statistical activities for its Fellows, and STEM Ambassadors, for use at science festivals and school workshops.
 
To date eight activities have been launched – how random are you, how to always win, biased sampling, stick or switch, how many penguins, capture recapture, radiotherapy: finding the right dose, and sociable cards.  The practical and statistical methodology of each hands-on activity will be described enabling attendees to recreate and run these activities for themselves.
 
Prepare yourselves for penguin poo, playing cards, and audience participation!

 

Event Time: 17:30 – 18:30, followed by drinks and festive nibbles

Organiser Name Kate Pyper

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Organising Group(s) Glasgow Local Group of the Royal Statistical Society

 

 

 

 

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