Publication Date

Fall 2016

Document Type

Project Summary

Degree Name

Master of Science



First Advisor

Dianna Galante, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Jing Zhang, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Victor Akatsa, Ph.D.


The purpose of this project is to create a two-day workshop to better prepare middle and high school teachers to teach probability and statistics as required by the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), which have broadened the mathematics curriculum to include in depth understanding of probability and statistics. Many teachers are not prepared to address probability and statistics concepts. Research has demonstrated a need for greater professional development and resources for teachers in this area. The two-day workshop will allow teachers to review their knowledge and enhance their understanding of statistics by emphasizing student-centered teaching examples. Technology and/or software will be used in connection with the problems. The goal of the workshop is to provide professional development for teachers by helping them to be better qualified and more confident in their ability to teach statistics at the middle and high school level.


Author's names are in alphabetical order.