Neville Hunt
Editor, Teaching Statistics
Coventry University

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 1, Number 1 (Winter 1995)

Teaching Statistics was launched in 1979 in Sheffield, England with Peter Holmes as the founding editor. The journal now appears three times a year (January, May and September) in a glossy magazine format. The summer of 1995 will be marked by a specially enlarged Golden Jubilee 50th issue. Concerned with teaching statistical ideas to pupils and students aged 9 to 19, the scope of the journal is not confined to those who teach statistics as a specialist subject, but extends to teachers of other subjects, such as biology, geography, economics and the social sciences, who use statistics widely.

The emphasis of Teaching Statistics is essentially practical. Recent articles have dealt with such diverse subjects as horse racing, lateness of trains, distinguishing Coke from Pepsi, medical diagnosis, unemployment, crossing the road and eating fish! Specialist sections include Computing Corner, Practical Activities, Project Parade, Problem Page, Data Bank, Statistics at Work and Historical Perspective. As well as reviews of the latest books and software, there is a regular Research Report by Joan Garfield. The journal also carries as a center pull-out a newsletter prepared by the President of IASE, Anne Hawkins. Newcomers to the journal might be interested in a compendium of the best articles from Volumes 6 to 14 entitled Teaching Statistics at its Best, edited by David Green.

The journal publishes light and readable contributions from schoolteachers, college professors and practicing statisticians. Material which is of direct use in the classroom is particularly welcome. Contributions should be sent to the current editor: Neville Hunt, Division of Statistics, Coventry University, Coventry, CV1 5FB, United Kingdom; e-mail: DNHunt@cov.ac.uk.

The full subscription for 1995 is U.S. $45, but members of IASE or NCTM are entitled to a 20% discount. Those wishing to subscribe, or requiring further details of Teaching Statistics at its Best, should contact:

Peter Holmes
Centre for Statistical Education
University of Sheffield
Sheffield, S3 7RH
United Kingdom

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