Writing About Data: A Cross-Curricular Approach

Brianna Kurtz & Sarah Jensen (Crooms Academy of Information Technology)


While many students in statistics perform admirably in their calculations, there is definitely a struggle to express their results and provide interpretation in context. This breakout session will use the example of a cross-curricular project involving dual enrollment Statistical Methods I and English II courses at a high school where students used technical writing skills to create a document analyzing data on issues of gender disparity from a research article as well as from a UNESCO report on the Sustainable Development Goals. We will discuss the steps in the formulation of such a joint project, pitfalls to avoid, best practices in true integration, and rubric creation. Examples of student work will be shared, and participants will have the opportunity to brainstorm with others about cross-curricular projects they may want to include or improve upon in their own classrooms.