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Statistics for Teaching Science: Part 3 Getting Comfortable with Variance, Standard Deviation, Standard Error of the Mean, and the 95% Confidence Interval
Saturday, April 2 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am EDT$45.00
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 the mean. Anyone teaching AP, IB, Pre-AP, Pre-IB, or college-bound science 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 break down 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.
This 1.5-hour workshop is open to science and math teachers of all grade levels.