CONTACT: STEPHEN PRADARELLI
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Iowa City IA 52242
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Release: Sept. 26, 2002
UI Offers Five-Week Course On Statistical Software 'Fathom'
Math and science educators who use or are considering using Key College
Publishing's new dynamic statistical software program "Fathom" may
be interested in taking a five-week introductory course on the University
of Iowa campus starting Monday, Nov. 11.
Teresa Finken, a lecturer in the UI College of Education, will teach the
course in Room N106 of the Lindquist Center from 7 to 9 p.m. on five consecutive
Mondays: Nov. 11, Nov. 18, Nov. 25, Dec. 2 and Dec. 9.
"Fathom" is fast becoming the premier tool for dynamic, data-driven
explorations in statistics and data analysis. Coming from three years of National
Science Foundationfunded research and development by the authors of
"Sketchpad", "Fathom" provides a dynamic computer learning
environment that gives students the power to gather, explore, and analyze
data, and to better understand statistics. More information about the software
is available online at www.keycollege.com.
The course carries 1 hour of credit, and students must be registered with
the UI, either as a full-time or a special student. For more information,
contact Peggy Shannon, program associate in the department of curriculum and
instruction, at (319) 335-5609, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. When
calling, be sure to ask for information about Course No. 7E/S/U:196, Topics
in Curriculum & Instruction, Section 3.