*tips**
for STAT 1380 Instructors*

* from Dr. Larry Lesser, Stat 1380 Coordinator since fall 2004
*

*1.)*** Many
resources are embedded throughout my recent syllabus (which you are welcome to
adapt and excerpt from):**
see top of http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/schedule.html

** 2.)**While the addition of this course to the Core
Curriculum had resulted in a handful of students in each section being from a
variety of majors, the course is otherwise populated by future teachers (mostly
pre-service elementary teachers and some pre-service middle school teachers)
and this is a big reason why the course has a “literacy” approach rather trying
to cover lots of theorems and hypothesis tests (this serves the Core Curriculum
mission well, also, as the Course Objectives on the above syllabus link
show). To prepare these future teachers
for success on their

** 3.)**http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/probabilitysupplement(forUTTSchapter16).doc
is a handout I took the initiative to create in 2004 to make sure students were
exposed to more

here is a link to a sample space of two dice that can be
helpful to project in class: http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/pair-a-dice.pdf

** 4.)**It is helpful to make the course topical and meaningful
to include current and recent

** 5.)**http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/EXCELday(Microsoft2010).doc is a handout
I took the initiative to create (and then update each time a new version of
Microsoft Excel was released) to show students (on a “lab day” where we reserve
the ATLAS computer lab (UGLC 202)

http://issweb.utep.edu/home/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=99&Itemid=346
for a class period during the last month of the course) how all the major
calculations and graphs from the course can be readily and nicely done using
the widely available spreadsheet package **Excel
**(that almost all of them have prior familiarity with, even if not to do
statistics with it). While you are
hopefully modeling appropriate use of technology (e.g., graphing calculator,
Minitab, Internet applet) in your classroom, it is very meaningful and
appreciated by students for them to have at least one sustained experience like
this where each student is in front of their own computer.

** 6.)**In 2010, Dr. Amy Wagler began preparing many online
resources for Stat 1380 that may be of interest to you. And, of course, the front office staff can
make sure you have access to the textbook and any ancillary instructor
materials/manuals you may find useful.

** 7.)**For language issues that may arise, see: Lesser, L. (2011). Supporting Learners of
Varying Levels of English Proficiency.

8.) useful **resources**
on the teaching of mathematics/statistics:

Larsen, M. D. (2006). “Advice for New and Student Lecturers
on Probability and

Statistics.”
Journal of Statistics Education, 14(1), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v14n1/larsen.html

Lesser, L. M. & Kephart, K. (2011).
“Setting the Tone: A Discursive Case Study of

Problem-Based Inquiry Learning to
Start a Graduate Statistics Course for In-Service Teachers.” *Journal
of Statistics Education*, *19*(3), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v19n3/lesser.pdf

Garfield, J. & Everson, M. (2009).
“Preparing Teachers of Statistics: A Graduate

Course for Future
Teachers.” *Journal of Statistics Education*, *17*(2), http://www.amstat.org/publications/jse/v17n2/garfield.html

DeLong, M. and Winter, D. (2002). *Learning to Teach and Teaching
to Learn Mathematics: Resources *

*for**
Professional Development*. (MAA
Notes #57)

Friedberg, S., et al. (2001) *Teaching
Mathematics in Colleges and Universities: Case Studies for Today’s *

*Classroom.** *American Mathematical
Society and Mathematical Association of America

Garfield, J. (2005). *Innovations in Teaching Statistics*. (MAA Notes 65)

Gelman, A. & Nolan, D. (2002).
*Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks*. Oxford
University Press

Gordon, F.
& Gordon, S., Eds. (1992) *Statistics for the Twenty-First Century*. (MAA Notes 26)

Hulsizer, M. R. & Woolf, L. M. (2009). *A Guide to Teaching Statistics: Innovations and Best Practices*.

Wiley-Blackwell.

Moore, T.
(2000)* Resources for Undergraduate Instructors Teaching Statistics*. ** **(MAA Notes #52)

Rishel, T. W. (2000) *Teaching First: A Guide for
New Mathematicians* (MAA Notes #54)

**http://www.math.utep.edu/Faculty/lesser/STATResources.html
**

**http://www.amstat.org/education/gaise/ **

**http://www.amstat.org/education/resourcesforundergradteachers.cfm**

http://www.causeweb.org/resources/

**www.causeweb.org/webinar/teaching/**