The CAUSE Cartoon Caption Contest for July is now taking entries
The Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education is happy to announce our 14th Cartoon Caption Contest. Each month a cartoon, drawn by British cartoonist John Landers, will be posted for you and your students to suggest statistical captions. (note the cartoons are posted at the beginning of the previous month)
The next cartoon and the entry rules for the contest ending July 10th are at
[ https://www.causeweb.org/cause/caption-contest/july/2017/submissions | https://www.causeweb.org/cause/caption-contest/july/2017/submissions ]
The best captions will be posted on CAUSEweb and the winner(s) will receive their choice of a coffee mug or t-shirt imprinted with the cartoon or free registration to eCOTS 2018.
June Results: We had 21 submissions for the June caption contest that featured a cartoon showing two mice in lab coats holding tablets with statistical graphs while there are four cages in the lab each with two people inside of them wearing identical colored clothes. The winning caption for the June contest was “An insider's view of a matched pair design,” written by Larry Lesser from The University of Texas at El Paso. The judges found the caption to be an excellent way to initiate a class discussion about the value of matched designs in reducing variability (the people in the cages were also matched by gender). Three honorable mentions this month were given to “Not sure if a paired samples t-test will work well here Jim,” written by Sondra LoRoe, a student at University of Tennessee and for “The association is clear, Doctor. But can we prove that blue shirts CAUSE humans to become Statistics professors?” written by Robert Hauss from Mt Hood Community College and for “The blue and yellow seem to be performing very well. How do you think they'll do in the maze? “ written by Anikah Norton, a student at Legend High School.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our Winners!
CAUSE is pleased to announced the launch of the short story section of the CAUSEweb fun collection. Thanks to CAUSE undergraduate content assistant Darcel Roane for writing the bibliographic annotations for the first group of stories with statistics and probability content for the collection.
New items are added every day to the various CAUSE collections, so be sure to visit CAUSEweb often – and earn CAUSE Rewards points by adding your ratings and comments to the resources to help others identify those of most value.
Also, remember that submissions to the CAUSE cartoon caption contest are due on the tenth of each month and new cartoons are posted at the beginning of each month.