Article Published on UTEP Educators' NSF Project
Last Updated on October 21, 2019 at 12:00 AM
Originally published October 21, 2019
By UC Staff
The Journal of Statistics Education recently published "Developing Interactive Educational Songs for Introductory Statistics," an article about how a team of researchers created a highly innovative collection of statistics songs that students can interact with as part of pre-song learning activities that will lead to the song's completion.
Three of the article’s six co-authors are from The University of Texas at El Paso: Lawrence M. Lesser, Ph.D., professor of mathematical sciences; Dominic Dousa, D.A., professor of music theory; and Stephen Haddad, music lecturer and commercial music division coordinator.
A three-minute video about this National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded project won a grand prize in the NSF’s 2019 “We Are Mathematics Video Competition” and was featured at the 2019 National Math Festival in Washington, D.C., that attracted 20,000 people.
Lesser, who has won numerous awards as an educator and songwriter, said this project was “the most creative and fascinating interdisciplinary project of my career.”