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Exploring Real Data to Promote Discussions of Race in Math & Stats Courses

Mathematics Instruction Colloquium

Exploring Real Data to Promote Discussions of Race in Math & Stats Courses
Series: Mathematics Instruction Colloquium
Location: Hybrid: Math 401 & Zoom
Presenter: Anthony Fernandes, Ksenija Simic-Muller, & Travis Weiland, UNC-Charlotte, Pacific Lutheran U., & University of Houston

Traffic stops remain the most common encounter between people and law enforcement in the U.S. To remain transparent, many states share traffic stop data with the public. In this session we will consider a sample of 5000 traffic stops from the City of Charlotte.

Participants will be introduced to the Common Online Data Analysis Platform (CODAP), a statistical software that can be used in quantitative and introductory statistics courses at the college level. They will then use CODAP to explore and investigate the dataset. In particular, the participants will pose questions about the dataset and begin to analyze and interpret the data, focusing on racial disparities.

There will be a brief discussion about using datasets to inform conversations about statistics and race in mathematics and statistics classrooms.

[A laptop or computer, with internet, will be needed for this session]

 

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