Statistically Speaking for Middle Grades Summer Camp (July 2017)

July 10 - 14, 2017. 1pm - 4pm.

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This camp is intended for students in grades 6-8. Students should have a basic understanding of: what a linear equation is, knowing how to solve for one variable if the other is known; what a variable is; and how to convert back and forth from a decimal to a percentage.

It is commonly said that numbers don't lie, but do they tell the whole truth? Politicians, advertisers, and anyone else with an agenda are often accused of manipulating numbers to meet their needs. Explore the world of statistics by learning about sample bias and deceiving graphs. Investigate and report on personalized topics, analyze data, survey peers, and conduct experiments. Understand the mathematics of statistics and how people use it to their advantage on a daily basis. Expect to learn a lot and have a statistically significant amount of fun!