First place - "Independent vs. Directed Study: A Beneficial Approach in Educational Success in Vocabulary Retention"
by Ashtyn Turner and Farhath Sulthana. Sponsor: Adam Bennett, Joplin High School
Second place - "Does the Bandwagon Effect "Trump" Your Vote?"
by Jamie Brame and Amanda Amodeo. Sponsor: Adam Bennett, Joplin High School
Third place - "Are First Born Students Actually Smarter?"
by Lauren Landers and Anna Graves. Sponsor: Adam Bennett, Joplin High School
Sponsored by: Pittsburg State University Department of Mathematics and MOKAN Council of Teachers of Mathematics Contact person: Dr. Ananda Jayawardhana, 620-235-4414, or contact by email PSU Mathematics Department phone: 620-235-4400 Registration Form for the 2016 Statistics Poster Competition WHAT IS A STATISTICS POSTER? A statistics poster tells the story of a data set. Numbers and graphs are used to give voice to the truth behind the data. Whether the summary is a bar chart, histogram, or table of numerical summaries the focus should always be on the meaning behind the data. In a well-done statistics poster the reader is able to discover the story behind the data by following the logical progression of the poster. The emphasis is on the visual display of results through well-placed graphs. WHO CAN ENTER THE COMPETITION? All students in grades 10 through 12 residing in Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma, are eligible to participate. HOW CAN I ENTER?
PERMISSIONS By submitting a poster, students give permission for their work to be displayed at various conferences, special events, in publications and promotional material, and in electronic format on the Internet. Posters become the property of the competition organizers and are not returned. The top entries will be submitted to the American Statistical Association Poster Competition. JUDGING AND PRIZES Entries will be judged on the basis of:
Prizes in the amounts of $50, $30, and $20 will be awarded to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place. Winning entrants' schools will receive plaques signifying the honor. Honorable mention certificates will be awarded also. Winning posters will be displayed at area shopping malls.
This contest is modeled after Michigan’s Poster Contest. Students may wish to view their site, as well as other statistics poster web sites, for point of reference.
http://www.gvsu.edu/stat/ and Michigan Statistics Poster Competition.
The entry form, affixed to the back of the poster, must accompany each entry. There should not be any identifying information on the poster itself.
Posters must be postmarked by March 12, 2016. They should be delivered to:
Department of Mathematics Pittsburg State University 1701 S. Broadway Pittsburg, KS 66762