Get Your Class Involved 

  • Offer the challenge as extra credit or as a class assignment 
  • Volunteer to help students form teams, and/or to sponsor teams 
  • Offer your classroom as a meeting and work space for student teams  
  • Assess your students’ knowledge and interest in statistics 
  • Motivate them about the future benefits of learning statistical skills 

Introducing Students to the Police Data Challenge 

  • The Police Data Challenge is your chance to apply statistics to the real world and help make communities safer 
  • It is a contest from the American Statistical Association and the Police Data Initiative, granting you access to real data from major cities’ crime report data.  
  • To compete, form teams of two to five, find a teacher or parent to sponsor and complete the online declaration of intent form by Friday, Oct. 20. 
  • For additional details and resources, visit ThisIsStatistics.org/PoliceDataChallenge. 

What is Statistics? 

  • Statistics is the science of learning from data. Statisticians turn data into knowledge, detecting signals from the noise in the data. 
  • Statistics is among the fastest-growing jobs around the world and jobs are predicted to increase by 34 percent from 2014 to 2024.  
  • Those with statistics training have a wide variety of career fields from which to choose.  
  • If you don’t want to be a statistician, you’ll still benefit from taking statistics classes. More and more career fields need workers who are statistically literate, especially in our growing data-driven economy.  

Get more resources about statistics in our Educator Toolkit.  

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