ASA Upcoming Free Statistics Education Webinar on April 19

From Rebecca Nichols, Director of Education at ASA:

I am pleased to invite you to participate in the next ASA K-12 Statistics Education Webinar scheduled for Wednesday, April 19 at 5:30 pm Eastern Time (2:30 pm Pacific).  

Title: Statistical Reasoning with Data Cards

Presenter: Anna-Marie Fergusson, University of Auckland

Abstract: Using data cards in the teaching of statistics can be a powerful way to build students’ statistical reasoning. Important understandings related to working with multivariate data, posing statistical questions, recognizing sampling variation and thinking about models can be developed. The use of real-life data cards involves hands-on and visual-based activities. This talk will present material from the Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Statistics Workshop held at JSM Chicago (2016) which can be used in classrooms to support teaching within the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics. Key teaching and learning ideas that underpin the activities will also be discussed.

Presenter Bio: Anna-Marie Fergusson teaches intro-level statistics at the University of Auckland. She is interested in statistical education, in particular curriculum and assessment design, and enjoys facilitating workshops to support professional development of statistics teachers. Anna has also worked with the New Zealand Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Qualifications Authority on the development of national assessment standards, tasks and teaching resources for statistics.

To RSVP to participate in the live webinar, please use the following link:

We are offering this webinar without charge and only internet and telephone access are necessary to participate. This webinar series was developed as part of the follow-up activities to the Meeting Within a Meeting (MWM) Workshop for Math and Science teachers held in conjunction with the Joint Statistical Meetings ( will be held again in Baltimore, MD on August 1-2, 2017
For those unavailable to participate in the live webinar, we will record this webinar and make it available after the live presentation. Previous webinar recordings are available at

Thank you,

Rebecca Nichols 
Director of Education