Data Nuggets - Bringing Real Data into the Classroom to Unearth Students' Quantitative & Inquiry Skills
22 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material
Data Nuggets are narratives about real research, featuring the principal scientist, that include data students can analyze. Right now they are aimed at K-12 students, but many topics covered are taught in college courses, and there is no limit to what mathematical or statistical concepts...
IPMpack: an R package for Integral Projection Models
19 Jan 2015 | Software (Off-site)
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/qubesresources/publications/779IPMpack is an R package (R Development Core Team 2013) that allows users to build and analyse Integral Projection Models. An IPM is a demographic tool to explore the...
Ch 11 Genetics and Statistics (Chi Square)
19 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho
A PowerPoint slideshow which informs the viewer of the purposes of chi square. The PowerPoint includes definitions of relevant terms, step-by-step procedures for calculating chi square, and questions for individual thoughts. The slides support one example...
Sealing the Deal The Grey Seal Problem in the U.S. Northeast
18 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho
"This case study uses a PowerPoint-driven approach combined with role-playing to explore issues surrounding the grey seal population off the coast of New England, specifically Chatham, Massachusetts. After gathering information, the students take the part of Chatham City council members and...
AIMS- Analyzing Images to learn Mathematics and Statistics - studying leaf cutter ants to learn linear regression
15 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material
This resource has been updated - find the current version here: https://qubeshub.org/publications/239This is a teaching resource that uses fascinating images and videos of leaf cutter ants foraging in Panama to provide an engaging context for students to learn about mathematics and...
Human Genetic Variation: A Flipped Exercise in Cultural Competency
15 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho
"This interactive case discussion was created to emphasize the clinical relevance of population genetics, but is also a suitable resource for teaching the basic principles of population genetics while relating them to human genetic variation. Our understanding of human genetic variation has...
Chi-Square Test video
12 Jan 2015 | Teaching & Reference Material | Contributor(s): David Donoho
This 12-minute video describes what a chi-square analysis is and illustrates 3 examples of how to perform one, increasing in complexity. The video starts with the classic example of a coin toss, then rolling die, and finally, with realistic ecological...