Dates and Topics for 2019-20
This year in Bank Street’s Saturday Math seminars, we will explore the question: Where have all the statistics gone?
As math teacher leaders, we need to reflect on how much time we spend engaging our students in the content of data and statistics. I know many math teachers, including myself, who let statistics be pushed to the very end of the school year and squeeze it into a two-week period. While state tests do not typically assess students on a lot of statistics questions, we need to recognize the importance of our students understanding statistics in today’s world of data overload. This subject should become one of our priority standards when thinking about our curriculum maps and pacing during the school year.
In each session, participants will engage in mathematical problem-solving that is connected to statistics. We will model different teaching strategies that can be used effectively to teach statistics conceptually. Most importantly, we will spend the four sessions looking at the arc of statistics from kindergarten through high school.
The sessions will be held at Bank Street College of Education in room 710 from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM on the dates listed below.
We ask for a $10 donation to help offset the costs and participants will receive CTLE hours.