Mathematics & Computer Science Colloquium: October 24, 2017

Tuesday, October 24, 20174:00PM - Tuesday, October 24, 20175:00PM
At Ruffner 356

Creating opportunities to learn data science and statistics in high school and college

Speaker: Hollylynne Lee
North Carolina State University

Abstract: The national spotlight and importance of statistics literacy and data science skills across disciplines and for promoting the practices of making data-driven decisions calls for increased attention on these ideas in high school and college. We will discuss how tasks and tools can be used in powerful ways in classrooms. Bring your laptop or tablet and be ready to dive into data and discuss!

Bio: Dr. Lee is a Professor of Mathematics and Statistics Education in the department of STEM Education in the College of Education and a Senior Faculty Fellow at the Friday Institute for Educational Innovation at NC State. She teaches undergraduate, masters, and doctoral students about best ways to use technology to teach topics in mathematics classes, especially statistics. Through work with a great team of graduate students, faculty, and staff, she designs and leads online professional development for teachers (MOOCs) and develops materials for teaching statistics, including the design of a new online App called CODAP for engaging with data in easy ways for kids! 

We meet for a social with the speaker from 3:30 to 4:00. Presentations are from 4:00-5:00 p.m. in Ruffner 356. Please join us!

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