Winner of 2013 Peter Holmes Prize announced

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  • Author: Statistics View
  • Date: 02 May 2014

The Teaching Statistics Trust are pleased to announce the winner of the 2013 Peter Holmes Prize. In honour of the Teaching Statistics founding Editor, the prize is awarded to the best classroom idea published in Teaching Statistics in a given year.

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The 2013 Peter Holmes Prize has been awarded to Laura Ziegler and Joan Garfield for their article, “Exploring students’ intuitive ideas of randomness using an iPod shuffle activity”, which presents an activity that engages students in considering characteristics of a random sequence (in this case, a randomly generated list of songs using the iPod shuffle feature).

Peter writes ‘I particularly liked the context of the iPod shuffle, but even more the nature of the student activity where they had to write their report giving their three 'rules'.’ He goes on to say that the activity generates many possibilities of leading to a good learning experience.

The article is freely available to read until the end of the year.

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