Beth Chance

California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly)

This project is developing curricular materials that utilize best teaching practices in improving student understanding of statistics and data science for use in high school Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry courses.  Although teachers are encouraged to integrate statistics and data science in these kinds of high school courses, teachers do not have sufficient access to resources to accomplish this effectively. The distinctive feature of these curricular materials is the use of simulation-based inference methods, data visualization, and the entire statistical investigation process to improve students’ understanding of the relevance and power of statistics because these approaches are central to statistical thinking and practice.

Education Development Center, Inc. (EDC)

This project is developing and studying high school curriculum modules that integrate social justice topics with statistical data investigations to promote skills and interest in data science among underrepresented groups in STEM.