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Statistics for Teaching Science: Part 3 Getting Comfortable with Variance, Standard Deviation, and Standard Error of the Mean
Wednesday, February 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm EST$45.00
(W Feb 17, 11am-12:30pm Eastern Standard Time)
The variance, standard deviation, and standard error of the mean are excellent methods for describing data because they convey the variability of the observed data around mean. Anyone teaching Pre-AP, Pre-IB, or college-bound students will likely want to know how to calculate these values, what they indicate, and how to contextualize them so they can better prepare their students for use in scientific research. In this workshop, we will calculate each descriptor by hand using a small data set and practice using the formulas to automatically calculate these values in a spreadsheet. We will breakdown the impact each variable has on the outcome and relate these descriptors to the bell-shaped curve to better understand what each says about the data collected. You do not need any previous knowledge of statistics to take this workshop. The techniques taught in this workshop can be utilized in either a remote or in-person classroom.
This 1.5-hour workshop is open to science and math teachers of all grade levels.