Fall Data Challenge: Educator Resources

Educators, here are some tips on how to incorporate the Fall Data Challenge into your classroom and inspire your students to develop their statistics literacy:

Get Your Class Involved 

  • Offer the Fall Data Challenge as extra credit or as a class assignment
  • Volunteer to help students form teams, and/or to sponsor teams
  • Offer your classroom (or if your class is virtual, your Zoom or other online meeting tools) as a meeting and workspace for student teams 

Introduce Students to the Fall Data Challenge

  • The Fall Data Challenge gives students the chance to apply their statistical skills to real world issues.
  • It’s a contest from the American Statistical Association where students can analyze real data to help address a pressing current issue.
  • To compete, students must form teams of 2 to 5, find a teacher to sponsor, and make sure they have read about the submissions process on the Fall Data Challenge web page.

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. The Bureau of Labor Statistics listed statistician as one of the fastest-growing careers between 2018 and 2028.
  • Those with statistics training can choose from a wide variety of careers.
  • If students don’t want to be statisticians, they will 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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