NV-American Statistical Association K-12 Poster Competition

Published on: December 7, 2018

NV-ASA K-12 Poster Competition

The 2019 Nevada K-12 Statistics Poster Competition hosted by the Nevada Chapter of the American Statistical Association and the Southern Nevada Mathematics Council is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate mathematical understanding via their imagination and personal interest.  Over the past fifteen years, more than 5,900 students have created 3,900 statistical posters expressing their creativity in data analysis.  Over $8,150 of prize money has been awarded to students and 28 Nevada posters have been recognized at the national level, including first place winners in 2011, 2012, 2013, and 2016, and a first, second and third place national winner in 2017.

The deadline to enter this year’s competition is Wednesday, March 13, 2019.

The Nevada K-12 Statistics Poster Competition began in 2004.  The brain child of David Thiel, former Math Curriculum Coordinator for Clark County School District, the competition has encouraged engagement with statistics among students across the age spectrum for over 15 years.  After supporting David since the beginning of the competition, Tia Price has been the primary organizer since 2016.

Teachers from schools throughout Nevada, who teach data analysis and statistics, engaged their students in this learning experience. The poster competition provides an excellent opportunity for students to demonstrate mathematical understanding via their imagination and personal interest. In addition, student participants must use all of the mathematical processes – problem solving, reasoning, making connections, and communicating – to share a product that is clear, concise and purposeful.

In 2018, 315 students from 20 schools participated in the competition. 183 posters were judged.

The competition is co-sponsored by the Nevada Chapter of the American Statistical Association and the Southern Nevada Mathematics Council.

All winners receive a certificate of achievement and a monetary prize.  Prize amounts awarded: 1st place—$72, 2nd place—$48, 3rd place—$24  The schools of students with first place posters received a plaque recognizing the students’ accomplishments.

All recognized posters are sent to the National ASA Statistics Poster Competition.

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