Alexandria, VA (PRWEB) February 1, 2009
The American Statistical Association (ASA) and the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC) have collaborated to offer a webinar on teaching and learning statistics. The session, "Emphasizing Conceptual Understanding in Statistics," will be presented February 26, from 2 pm to 4 pm Eastern time by Bob delMas, University of Minnesota.
Participants in the webinar will work through examples that develop and enhance conceptual understanding of key topics such as variability and its relationship to the shape of a distribution. An overview of the GAISE recommendations emphasizing conceptual understanding will be presented. The presentation will feature hands-on activities with interaction between the presenter and participants.
Cost for the program is $45 for ASA and AMATYC members and $75 for non-members. Departments are encouraged to have multiple persons view a single registered connection (for example, by projecting the course in a conference room). Registration is available online until February 24 by clicking "register" at http://www.amstat.org/education/amatyc_asa/index.cfm
The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges was founded in 1974. It is the only organization exclusively devoted to providing a national forum for the improvement of mathematics instruction in the first two years of college. AMATYC has approximately 2,500 individual members and more than 100 institutional members in the United States and Canada. Educators in 47 states and one Canadian province are represented through AMATYC's 44 affiliate organizations. AMATYC provides professional development opportunities for educators interested in the first two years of collegiate mathematics instruction through an annual conference, summer institutes, traveling workshops, publications and projects.
About the American Statistical Association
The American Statistical Association (ASA), a scientific and educational society founded in Boston in 1839, is the second oldest continuously operating professional society in the United States. For more than 160 years, ASA has been providing its 18,000 members serving in academia, government, and industry and the public with up-to-date, useful information about statistics. The ASA has a proud tradition of service to statisticians, quantitative scientists, and users of statistics across a wealth of academic areas and applications. For additional information about the American Statistical Association, please visit the association's web site at http://www.amstat.org or call 703.684.1221.
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