Registrations Open for the Australian Statistics Project Competition
Mathematicians and statisticians aren't the only people who use maths, in fact more mathematics is done by non-mathematicians than specialists; builders, nurses, travel agents, financial analysts and space scientists & engineers all rely on mathematics.
The Australian Statistics Project Competition encourages secondary students to experience some of these applications through the collection and analysis of data. Students observe the importance of mathematics for identifying patterns and associations which form the basis for real-world learning and decision making. The overall process of developing, conducting and reporting the data-based project encourage creativity, planning, teamwork, accuracy, mathematics and computing skills, mathematical and statistical thinking, and clarity of communication.
Participants will receive positive feedback through certificates, commendations for excellence and even cash prizes for state and national winners. Students work in teams of 2 or 3, but team members do not have to be in the same year level as each other.
Registrations close on the 22nd June and applications must be submitted by the 7th September, 2012.
More information and registration details can be found on the Australian Mathematics Trust website.