10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
This paper is from Session 9B: Data science in secondary education
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which comes under Topic 9: Technology and multimedia in statistics education

Paper 9B2 (Monday 9th, 14:00-15:30)

Data Clubs for middle school youth: engaging young people in data science



  • Jan Mokros (Maine Math and Science Alliance, United States)


We describe a project to engage middle school students in out-of-school Data Clubs whose goal is to give them a “taste” of data science. We identify four criteria for materials we are developing, related to topics, datasets, tools, and activities. We discuss our justification for each, provide examples of how they might be realized, and consider the complexity of satisfying all four criteria simultaneously.

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