The power of pixels: Modelling with images

The power of pixels: Modelling with images

This post provides the notes for the plenary I gave for the Auckland Mathematical Association (AMA) about using images as a source of data for teaching statistical investigations. You might be disappointed to find out that my talk (and this post)

It’s raining cats and dogs (hopefully)

It’s raining cats and dogs (hopefully)

In April 2017, I presented an ASA K-12 statistics education webinar: Statistical reasoning with data cards (webinar). Towards the end of the webinar, I encouraged teachers to get students to make their own data cards about their cats. A few days later,

Auckland Marathon 2015 runners (population data)

Auckland Marathon 2015 runners (population data)

The data for each runner entered in the Auckland Marathon 2015 was scraped from https://www.aucklandmarathon.co.nz/ For each runner, the following was recorded: bib number name time in hours (this is blank if the runner did not compete in the race) place (this is

Rugby World Cup 2015 players (population data)

Rugby World Cup 2015 players (population data)

The data for each player in the Rugby World Cup 2015 was scraped from http://www.rugbyworldcup.com/ Thanks to @cushlat for the idea 🙂 For each player, the following was recorded: team played for (team) name (name) number of international matches played (caps) position (position)