Statistics & Actuarial Science Department
University of Waterloo
We invite you to enter Statistics Contest 2012/13, to invent and design your own approach to master the concepts of probability and statistics presented in our university courses STAT 230 and 231.
This contest seeks to generate new, outside-the-box ideas for presenting, understanding and participating with the concepts underlying basic probability and statistics courses.
Student participants are hereby challenged to combine creativity and inventiveness with academic and technical skills to explore innovative ways to learn and master the concepts and practice of statistics.
See the Submissions section below for details about what to do to enter the contest.
Please visit the Probability and Statistics Video page to see some rudimentary examples of video and powerpoint presentations.
April 5th, 2013 (Friday) is the last day to submit your project to the contest. See submission details below. We encourage you to contact us early for feedback about your ideas. You can submit your project early and we may use it in an upcoming course and make you famous.
Submissions will be evaluated by members of the Statistics and Actuarial Science departments and their designates.
Student submissions must include
Advisors are available throughout the contest for consultation on course material and technical implementation matters.
Enquiries about the contest can be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This section will expand as questions arise.
Base your submissions on one of the course topics contained in the following course outlines and notes:
STAT 230 Probability:
STAT 231 Statistics:
Sample topics include
We want to use your submissions in class and on the web. Mobile apps are fine too, as long as there is also a version that works on the web. Use formats that are common across Windows and Mac OS and different browsers. For example, use compressed video formats like MP4, or any of the newer HTML5 video formats: OGGV, ..., not AVI which makes very large files. (UW classrooms have Windows PCs.)