Name of speaker: Professor Emeritus Jeff Evans
Registration Link: http://bit.ly/ALMVSreg191120
(part of Adults Learning Mathematics' virtual seminar series: https://alm-online.net/alm-2020-virtual-seminar-series/)
Bio of speaker: Jeff Evans is Professor Emeritus of Adults’ Mathematical Learning at Middlesex University, London. He is active as a researcher in adult mathematics education, and in ALM as a Trustee and a member of the ALM International Journal Editorial Team. A founding member of Radical Statistics, he is co-editor of Data in Society (Bristol University Press, 2019).Title of session: The Use of Statistics: what can a numerate citizen learn from the Covid-19 pandemic?
Abstract/session description: The Covid-19 pandemic has made unprecedented demands on ordinary citizens, as well as on teachers and researchers, to improve their understanding of what is going on, and therefore to strengthen their data literacy, or numeracy. Many questions occur to us.
• What is happening with Covid-19 in my country now?
• How is it changing, and how fast?
• How does this country compare with other countries?
• What can we learn from the data so far, e.g. about explanations?
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