Use calculators, spreadsheets, and tables to estimate areas under the normal curve.*Summarize categorical data for two categories in two-way frequency tables.
Interpret relative frequencies in the context of the data (including joint, marginal, and conditional relative frequencies).
Entrants will not be penalized for acknowledging they asked for guidance.
Students are expected to be scientific professionals.
In submitting a project, students agree that the project may be displayed at the ASA’s Joint Statistical Meetings, featured in its publications, and included on its website. Only first-, second-, and third-place winners and honorable mentions will be notified personally. Papers must be saved as PDF files prior to submission Statistical methods used in the project should not go beyond methods typically encountered in an introductory statistics course, including descriptive statistics, basic sampling methods, designed experiments (completely random designs and block designs), probability, confidence intervals or tests for a single parameter or the difference between two parameters, chi-square tests, simple or multiple linear regression, one- or two-factor ANOVA, simulation-based inference (randomization tests or bootstrapping), and other nonparametric methods.
High School Statistics Project
Any project that uses more advanced statistical techniques will be disqualified.Projects are due every year on June 1 The ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics and Probability and the ASA’s Education Department encourage students and their advisers to participate in its annual Project Competition (written report). A statistical project is the process of answering a research question using statistical techniques and presenting the work in a written report.Projects must be the original design and creation of the entrant(s).The primary focus of the project should therefore be the collection and analysis of data. For teams with members from different grade levels, the highest grade determines the entry category.Any project that does not serve this intent may be disqualified at the discretion of the head judge. The online entry form must be submitted with the project.For example, for the class on Dot Plots, Histograms and Box Plots, students work on creating a plot of their data related to the group's research question.For an entry ticket (Entry Ticket: Our City Statistics Project Overview)students will conduct a think-pair-share that will begin with being given a few minutes to write down a question about their community they are interested in looking into.Students may receive adult guidance with their project.The extent of the guidance must be acknowledged in the paper.As a teacher resource, I have included the sequence and scope of the unit: Our City Statistics: Unit Overview Project Sequencing.This resource shows one way that teachers can teach the unit as well as focus areas of the project that align with the instructional topic of the day.