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Department Colloquia

Spring 2015 and Fall 2014


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Time and place: 3:45pm--4:45pm, Fridays at MSC 459; Cookies available in the lounge at 3:30pm.

September 26, 2014

Dr. Stephanie Casey, Eastern Michigan University

Title: Statistical knowledge for teaching: The case of informal line of best fit

Abstract: Study of the informal line of best fit marks students’ introduction to statistical association, a fundamental statistical concept. I will present three research studies concerning the knowledge for teaching informal line of best fit and engage participants in tasks that were utilized in the studies. Discussion regarding statistical knowledge for teaching, including important ways it differs from mathematical knowledge for teaching, will conclude the session.