Winter 2023 PD
OCMA Winter 2023 PD Event
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Incorporating Data Analysis and Statistics into A Crowded Mathematics Curriculum
In this session, we will delve into the creation and implementation of a data analysis and statistics course within an Ontario college’s General Arts and Science mathematics curriculum. Despite the overwhelming amount of data present in our daily lives, these subjects are often overlooked in traditional math education. The presenter – a computer scientist (not a statistician, nor a data scientist) – will share his personal journey in developing the course, including goals, challenges, and lessons learned. The session aims to encourage all math faculty, regardless of their specific mathematics field, to explore how to effectively incorporate some data analysis and statistics into our already crowded curriculum, with the ultimate goal of enhancing student experience.
JEFFREY PECK, George Brown College
I started my professional journey after graduating from Centennial College with a diploma in Computer Systems Technology. This led to working in server and robotics repair at StorageTek Canada, and then in systems support at the Ontario Ministry of Finance. I then moved to Australia to complete a Bachelor of Information Technology at the University of Western Sydney, and a Master of Teaching degree at Griffith University in Brisbane. My master’s research resulted in a teaching position at Queensland University of Technology in the field of Digital Media in Education. After returning to Canada I accepted teaching positions in Computer Systems Technology at Centennial College, and Academic Upgrading at George Brown College. Currently I teach within, and have redesigned the math curriculum for the General Arts and Science program at George Brown College.