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Bob Hayden

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Posted: Apr 26, 1996 1:27 PM
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> In 1967, the ASA/NCTM Joint Committee on the Curriculum in Statistics
> and Probability for grades K-12 was created by the American Statistical
> Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics.
> It was given four responsibilities:
> 1) to support a newsletter, The Statistics Teacher Network, for communication
> with precollege teachers.
> 2) to assist in securing funding to support curriuclum efforts for precollege
> programs.
> 3) to develop strategies to promote statistics and probability in the
> precollege classroom.
> 4) to provide leadership for the inclusion of statistics and probability
> in assessment and curriculum efforts.
> The committee consists of 7 members: 3 appointed by ASA, 3 by NCTM, and
> one ASA staff person (the Director of Education).
> Fred Mosteller was the first chair. Under his leadership, two publications
> were created: a four volume series called Statistics by Example (no
> longer in print); and,
> the book ``Statistics: A Guide to the Unknown'' edited by Judith Tanur
> (Wadsworth 1989, 3rd ed.).
> In the 1980's, the Joint Committee created the highly successful project
> called Quantitative Literacy. QL has grown into several different projects.
> The first resulted in the publication of five volumes of hands-on
> probability and
> statistics materials for middle and high school programs. The Joint Committee
> has been involved in other activities as well. For example, the committee
> served in an advisory capacity in various facets of the creation of the
> Advanced Placement Statistics program (first examination, May 1997).
> One of the Joint Committee's responsibilities was to create a newsletter for
> precollege teachers. The first issue of the ``Statistics Teacher Network''
> newsletter appeared in September 1982
> with Ann Watkins as editor. Beth Bryan took over the reigns three years
> later with issue 10, followed by Jack Kinney in December 1988 with issue 19.
> Jerry Moreno became editor with issue 31, fall 1992.
> STN is a free publication whose purpose is to keep K-12 teachers informed of
> statistical workshops, programs, and reviews of books, software, and
> calculators.
> In addition, articles are included that describe statistical activities
> that have been successful in the classroom. There are several thousand
> school teachers on the mailing list, including college faculty and others
> who are interested in statistical education in grades K-12.
> Contributors come from all levels of statistical expertise; the Editor
> is responsible for collecting all appropriate information to be
> printed.
> Currently (April 1996), to subscribe to STN, send your name and address
> to; STN, c/o American Statistical Association,
> 1429 Duke St., Alexandria VA 22314-3402; 703-684-1221; fax 703-684-2036.
> Past issues are not available. However, it is hoped that, by fall 1996,
> selected past articles can be obtained electronically.
> Contact Jerry Moreno for further information, including volunteering
> to write or review articles.; Dept. of Mathematics
> and Computer Science, John Carroll University, University Hts., OH 44118;
> 216-397-4681; fax 216-397-3033.


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