Teaching Statistics through Elections: How Local Events Bring Classroom Topics to Life
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Regional Conference & Exposition / Salt Lake City, Utah
Teaching statistics at a university located in Broward County, Florida, I’ve used the Bush vs. Gore election and it’s polling issues to illustrate concepts like confidence level and margin of error. But, students now weren’t alive in 2000 so they didn’t relate. The contentious 2018 election recount provided some new local enthusiasm for the classroom.
Gershman, Jason, "Teaching Statistics through Elections: How Local Events Bring Classroom Topics to Life" (2019). Mathematics Faculty Proceedings, Presentations, Speeches, Lectures. 419.