Resources




Census at School Instructional Webinars

Bringing Statistics to Life: Census at School
Stephen Miller, Winchester Thurston School
Recorded 5-8-13, running time 47 minutes

Windows Media Format Windows Media Format


Cool Investigations Using a Census @ School Project
Dave Ferris, Noblesville High School
Recorded 12-13-11, running time 38 minutes

Windows Media Format Windows Media Format

Files accompanying the webinar:
PDF Format CAS.Project.2011
PDF Format StatisticalQuestionsforCensusAtSchool


Exploring Census at School Data from Around the World with Fathom
Bill Finzer, KCP Technologies
Recorded 2-22-10, running time 55 minutes

Windows Media Format Windows Media Format


Exploring US Census at School with Fathom—Looking for Patterns
Bill Finzer, KCP Technologies
Recorded 5-5-10, running time 1 hour and 5 minutes

Windows Media Format Windows Media Format

* Instructors can download the Instructor's Evaluation Edition of Fathom Dynamic Data software at http://www.keypress.com/x17675.xml.


Analyzing Census at School Data with StatCrunch
R. Webster West, Integrated Analytics LLC and Texas A&M University
Recorded 6-8-11, running time 48 minutes

Windows Media Format Windows Media Format

* StatCrunch - Data analysis on the Web is free for instructors and inexpensive for students at www.statcrunch.com.


An Introduction to R with RCommander for Introductory Statistics
Amy Wagaman, Amherst College
Recorded 4-5-11, running time 1 hour and 7 minutes

Windows Media Format Windows Media Format

* Part of this webinar demonstrates analyzing Census at School data with Rcommander (free).



Statistical Problem Solving and Connections with Standards

Teaching Data Analysis as an Investigative Process with Census at School

Microsoft PowerPoint Format PowerPoint Format


Teaching the Common Core State Standards with Census at School

PDF Format PDF Format


Census at School Food Preference Survey Lesson Plan

PDF Format PDF Format



U.S. Census at School Lesson Plans from Statistics Education Web (STEW)

Grades K - 5

Speedster
Statistical Topics: median; range; line plot; unit conversions
GAISE Level A
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Grades 6 - 8

Armspans
Statistical Topics: comparing two distributions; descriptive statistics; comparative boxplots
GAISE Level B
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Bear Hugs
Statistical Topics: comparing two distributions; descriptive statistics; boxplots; comparative boxplots; scatterplots
GAISE Level B
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Format Word Format


You and Michael
Statistical Topics: scatterplot; line of best fit
GAISE Level B
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Scatter It! (Using Census Results to Help Predict Melissa's Height)
Statistical Topics: scatterplot; line of best fit
GAISE Level A
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Scatter It! (Predict Billy's Height)
Statistical Topics: scatterplot; line of best fit
GAISE Level A
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Step Into Statistics
Statistical Topics: comparing two distributions; descriptive statistics; boxplots; comparative boxplots
GAISE Level B
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Grades 9 - 12

Did I Trap The Median?
Statistical Topics: five-number summary; boxplot; confidence interval for median; confidence level; simulation
GAISE Level B
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Text Messaging is Time Consuming! What Gives?
Statistical Topics: simple linear regression; correlation; slope; intercept; sampling distribution of slope; sampling distribution of intercept; sampling distribution of correlation coefficient
GAISE Level C
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format


Types of Average and Sampling: "Household Words" to Dwell On
Statistical Topics: average, sampling, sampling bias
GAISE Level C
PDF Format PDF Format | Microsoft Word Document Word Format



International Learning Activities

There are lessons and learning activities on each of the international Census at School websites. These ready-to-use activities designed by international teachers help students graph and analyze their own survey data and compare them with national and international results. You can adapt these international lesson plans for use with U.S. Census at School data.

The lessons can be found at the following websites:

Australia: www.abs.gov.au/censusatschool

Canada: www.censusatschool.ca/learning-activities/

New Zealand: www.censusatschool.org.nz/classroom-activities/

South Africa: censusatschool.com/en/links/49-sa

United Kingdom: www.censusatschool.org.uk/resources/data-handling



Share Your Census at School Lesson Plans

As you participate in Census at School and create your own activities and lesson plans using Census at School data, we hope you will consider sharing them. The editor of Statistics Education Web (STEW), an online bank of peer-reviewed lesson plans for K–12 teachers of mathematics and science, is accepting submissions of lesson plans that showcase the use of statistical methods and ideas in science and mathematics based on the framework and levels in the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework. Please consider submitting your favorite lesson plans according to the STEW template. We also will post published STEW lesson plans relating to Census at School here. For more information about submitting lesson plans, visit www.amstat.org/education/STEW.



Other Resources

The NSF-funded AIMS Project: Adapting and Implementing Innovating Material in Statistics developed lesson plans and student activities for teaching introductory statistics concepts aligned with the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) reports. The lessons, which build on implications from educational research, involve students in small and large group discussion, computer explorations, and hands-on activities. AIMS activity topics include data, models and modeling, distribution, center, variability, comparing groups, samples and sampling, inference, and covariation. These activities teach statistical concepts applied in Census at School and were used in the teacher training portion of the U.S. Census at School pilot program.


ASA K–12 Education

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework

Webinars on K–12 Statistics Education Topics

Websites Useful for Teachers of Statistics

Publications in Statistics Education

ASA Poster and Project Competitions

Statistics Workshops for K–12 Teachers

Careers in Statistics