We learn by observing the patterns and associations in the world. Statistics provides efficient methods of collecting observations and identifying patterns and associations. Statistical results and interpretations inform decision making.
The Australian Statistics Competition encourages students to experience learning and decision making through the collection and analysis of data. Students will observe the importance of mathematics for identifying patterns and associations which form the basis for real-world learning and decision making. The overall process of developing, conducting and reporting the data-based project will encourage students’ creativity, planning, teamwork, accuracy, mathematics and computing skills, mathematical and statistical thinking, and clarity of communication. Participants will receive positive feedback through certificates, commendations for excellence and even cash prizes for state and national winners.
by Friday 5 August 2016
by Friday 2 September 2016
The competition is run by academics from seven universities and administered by the Australian Mathematics Trust.