Keeping it real - Data, data and more data


Society is changing with automation, technology and vast amounts of data being created at an incredible pace. Many jobs are changing or being created requiring STEM skills. The “TE” elements of this acronym are often misunderstood in education. The presenters of this hands-on workshop will show that an understanding of STEM should involve the development of skills including the development of basic algorithms to collect data, then clean, analyse and interpret (all skills in the Victorian and Australian Mathematics Curriculums). The presenters will share a variety of basic data collection methods, but also share some interesting public available data sets to capture students’ attention, and support them developing these crucial sets of skills. Finally, examples and discussions will be had of how this can fit into a mathematics continuum to align programming, probability and statistics with the other core skills of number/algebra that are the foundation of STEM.

John Widmer
Juan Ospina León

Session Code Session Date Session Start Session Finish Session Location Places Remaining
D-28 05/12/2019 02:30 pm 03:30 pm La Trobe University, Bundoora


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