Saturday, May 24, 2014

iPod Shuffle Activity wins Peter Holmes Prize

The setup of the iPod Shuffle activity
Last year, Catalysts Laura Ziegler (Ph.D. candidate) and Joan Garfield published an article in Teaching Statistics about on the iPod Shuffle activity from the CATALST introductory statistics curriculum. We are excited to announce that this article has just won the 2013 Peter Holmes Prize, which is given to the best classroom idea published in Teaching Statistics that year!

Peter writes, "I particularly liked the context of the iPod shuffle, but even more the nature of the student activity where they had to write their report giving their three 'rules'."

You can read an overview of the activity in our previous blog post, or see the full article in Teaching Statistics.