GiveASA | Fund the Future: Support Statistics


What if students were as excited about statistics as you are?

Please take a moment to watch this brief video and see how the ASA is engaging students and getting them excited about learning statistics.

Programs like ASA DataFest are so important because they give students an opportunity to use their statistics knowledge to investigate real-world data sets. During ASA DataFest, undergraduates work in teams to create strategies to explore complex data sets and, after two days, they present their findings to a panel of judges.

Since 2011, the program has grown from 30 students to more than 1,700 at 40 universities, so the demand clearly exists.

There is a need for similar opportunities for younger students. Imagine a group of middle-school students actively engaged in exploring data, learning statistics, and answering questions. These younger students are at a critical point, where they need to understand that statistics is both important and fun!

As Chris Franklin, ASA K-12 statistical ambassador, says, “Having a way to ‘hook’ the student to how data surrounds them, as well as the importance and beauty of statistical thinking, needs to happen quickly—having available real-world student-relevant data sets allows the teacher to toss this ‘hook’ quickly and set the climate of exciting classroom learning.

We need your help! You can make a difference in the opportunities available to young students learning statistics. See the change we can make together.

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