International Statistics Poster Competition for Schools

Posted: 10/12/2012

Staff at Lancaster University are coordinating a UK national poster competition in statistics part of the International Statistics Literacy Project (ISLP). This year's theme is "Agriculture" and the winners in each age category win a £500 prize and will have their posters displayed at the World Statistics Congress in Hong Kong in August 2013. There will also be international prizes, to be announced later.

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Posters provide interesting and motivating ways for students to work in teams, investigate real questions using data, use their analytical and graphical skills to interpret statistical results, and develop their written and communication skills to present their findings.

Teachers should register their teams on the ISLP website at http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/islp/competition-second

Student teams should consist of 2-3 people per team and there are two age categories:

  • Students born in 1997 and younger (aged 11 to 15 years)
  • Students born in 1994 and younger (aged 16 to 18 years)

Please see this document for poster guidance for teachers.

More information may be obtained from the ISLP website linked to above or from the UK coordinators, Gillian Lancaster and James Groves at Lancaster University.

Sponsored by Getstats, a campaign of the Royal Statistical Society.


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