Meet a Statistician: This Week’s Facebook Live Host is Chris Franklin

We’re in the third week of our weekly Q&A that celebrates Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month (MASAM). Each week, we spotlight real statisticians in a wide range of fields for teachers and students to enhance the digital classroom.

The famous statistician John Tukey once said, “The best thing about being a statistician is you get to play in everyone’s back yard.” With this series, we’re letting statisticians show you for themselves all the different opportunities available to you with statistics.

Last week we held a live Twitter chat with methodologist Rob Santos and the week before we kicked things off with a Facebook Live video with quantitative sociologist Dr. Sam Echevarria.

Join Chris Franklin for our third chat this Thursday, at 2 pm ET, as she shares why statistics how statistics touches almost every field, how it impacts our daily lives, and offers her tips for students and teachers in the digital classroom. Bring your questions!

Chris Franklin 2020Chris Franklin is the K-12 statistics ambassador for the ASA and an elected ASA fellow. She is retired from the University of Georgia as the Lothar Tresp Honoratus Honors professor and senior lecturer emerita in statistics. She is the co-author of an introductory statistics textbook for advanced placement (AP), a post-secondary co-author of a sports statistics textbook for high school and a statistics writer for major ASA and NCTM policy documents. She is a past chief reader for AP statistics and a Fulbright scholar to New Zealand. Chris welcomes opportunities to collaborate and share her love of statistics with teachers and teacher educators. She is crazy about running, hiking, scoring baseball games and reading mysteries.

In her chat, Franklin will share more about her work developing statistics courses for K-12 teachers, including writing statistics standards and serving as the lead faculty adviser with Advanced Placement Statistics.

Miss the session? View the recording here!

What are you doing to celebrate Mathematics and Statistics Awareness Month? Tell us on Twitter by tagging us @ThisIsStats and using #MathStatMonth.


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