Category Archives: Teaching

New Email Address

You know what this blog needs? Considerably more Patti LaBelle: I’m feeling good from my head to my shoes Know where I’m going and I know what to do I tidied up my point of view I got a new … Continue reading

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Shiny!

I am on a class-taking spree.  I finished up Practical Machine Learning Coursera class, and just started in on the Developing Data Products class. What is a data product?  Here’s a short description of the course: 

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Capital Bikeshare Data Release

The Simply Statistics Blog‘s “Sunday Statistics Roundups” are always an interesting read.  These posts tend to bring together links about statistics in the news, contests, conferences, and also data sets.  This week’s roundup had a link to a really interesting data … Continue reading

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Much Ado about the Null Set

What happens when a Mathematician and a Shakespeare scholar develop a course together?  Apparently, one possibility is Mathematics and What it Means to be Human, a course developed and taught by Dr. Manil Suri and Dr. Michele Osherow at UMBC.  The Chronicle of Higher Education is … Continue reading

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Your Random Number Generator Dresses You Funny

I recently lead an intense course for incoming undergraduates who are going to concentrate in the sciences. I started the class by talking about sets, then moved into counting problems, followed by calculating probabilities, independence/dependence, unions & intersections, probability distributions, … Continue reading

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Adventures in Bathroom Solitaire

What are the odds?  I get asked this by my non-Stats friends from time to time.  They usually don’t expect me to actually go to my thinking place (my thinking place deserves its own blog post) and calculate the odds. … Continue reading

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Teaching Statistics with Social Justice

I am in the process of developing an introduction to Probability and Statistics course for incoming undergraduates that will take place this August. I have begun looking for real world data (i.e. messy data sets) that will be relevant to … Continue reading

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