Get Your Class Involved
- Offer the challenge as extra credit or as a class assignment.
- Volunteer to help students form 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.
- Share news about the NCAA Basketball Tournament that demonstrate the role of statistics in basketball.
Introducing Students to Statsketball
- Statsketball is your chance to apply statistics to the real world and tap into students’ passion for sports.
- It is a contest from the American Statistical Association (ASA), giving students a taste of sports analytics.
- For additional details and resources, visit ThisIsStatistics.org/statsketball.
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, 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.