Data: Helping Students Interpret Numeric Information

Course Dates:

October 26 – December 7, 2016

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Format: Facilitated

Course Fee: $234

Prerequisite: Description:

Chart with glassesData, or numerical information, can be described, represented, analyzed, and interpreted in various ways for various purposes. This course looks at some common uses (and misuses) of data. Learn about the measures of central tendency, graphs, and probability. Through the course readings, activities, and discussions, you’ll review basic concepts and explore strategies for introducing and teaching these concepts to your adult students.

*The prerequisite is recommended, not required.

By the end of the course, you will be able to recall your knowledge of measures of central tendency, graphs, probability, and bias factors in data representation; determine the math skills necessary for adult students to describe, analyze, and represent data in various formats; adapt sample activities for use with your adult students; and evaluate your results and plan for improvements.

Course Instructor:

Pam Meader

Estimated Completion Time: 2-3 hrs/week (12 hours total)

Completion Requirements:

Successful completion requires participants to complete required assignments, participate in asynchronous discussion, and score at least 80% on the course exam. Participants may download a Certificate of Completion upon successful completion of course requirements.

Certificate for Completion: Yes

Course Development:

This course was produced through a partnership between ProLiteracy and World Education/U.S.

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