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Statistics Education

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Aug 3, 2023

Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun Collaborates with NC State’s Department of Statistics to Improve Equity through Grant-funded Project

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun is working to make the teaching of college-level statistics more equitable through a new grant-funded project. 

NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun

Apr 11, 2023

Why Are Discourse and Social Interaction Important in Statistics Lessons? Data Science is ‘Inherently Interdisciplinary’ Says Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun

Data science is “inherently interdisciplinary,” says NC State College of Education Assistant Professor Sunghwan Byun, which is why he says a focus on discourse and social interaction is crucial when teaching data and statistics. 

Distinguished Professor Hollylynne Lee and Friday Institute Senior Research Associate Gemma Mojica

Oct 6, 2022

Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica Aim to Transform Teacher Preparation for Data Science and Statistics Education through $2.5 Million Grant

Since 2016, Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica have been addressing the need to prepare more educators who can engage students in data investigations through the ESTEEM project. Now, they’re expanding upon that work to help teacher educators through a networked improvement community. 

Aug 25, 2022

Hollylynne Lee and Gemma Mojica Host Online Workshop for Teachers As New Co-Chairs for the American Statistical Association’s Meeting Within a Meeting

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., delivering her Cherry Award Lecture on Sept. 23, 2021

Sep 24, 2021

‘I Want The Folks in Our Society to Be Data Literate So That We Are Making Good Decisions Together for the Good of the World,’ Says Professor Hollylynne Lee During Cherry Award Lecture

What makes a roller coaster thrilling or scary? How do you find a unique restaurant when you’re planning to go out for dinner? Although seemingly unrelated, NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., shared that both of these questions demonstrate the importance of understanding statistics and data science. 

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D.

Sep 21, 2021

Why is it Important for K-12 Students to Understand Data and Statistics? ‘Understanding How Data is Used, How It’s Collected and Why It’s Collected Helps You Understand That You Can Be Empowered By It or You Can Be Manipulated By It,’ Says Professor Hollylynne Lee

Students and teachers are surrounded by data every day and often use it to inform their decisions without fully understanding where it came from or how it was compiled. This is one of many reasons Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., professor of mathematics and statistics education, believes that statistics education is so important for both students and their teachers. 

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee

Aug 11, 2020

Professor Hollylynne Lee Named 2020 American Statistical Association (ASA) Fellow

Professor Hollylynne Lee has been interested in statistics education since she began developing a software to assist young learners 23 years ago. Her work in the field was recently honored as she was named one of the 2020 American Statistical Association (ASA) Fellows. 

NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne Lee

Apr 16, 2020

Professor Hollylynne Lee Receives 2020 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching

Professor Hollylynne Lee, Ph.D., fell in love with teaching math as an undergraduate and ultimately decided she could have the biggest impact on education by helping to prepare future teachers. Now, her efforts are being recognized with the 2020 UNC Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

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Sep 19, 2017

Ed Prep Matters: Secondary Math Teacher Candidates Need More Preparation in Statistics

"[T]eacher education programs must rise to the challenge of preparing their graduates to teach statistics," write NC State College of Education Professor Hollylynne S. Lee and Middle Tennessee State Professor Jennifer N. Lovett in a recent article published in the Journal of Teacher Education.