2014 Michigan Statistics Poster Competition Results

photo of statistics professors holding up submitted posters

There were more than 600 entries in the thirteenth annual Michigan Statistics Poster Competition for K-12. Judging of the posters took place March 15 on the Allendale campus of Grand Valley State University (GVSU). Statisticians and mathematics educators from GVSU and other institutions had a very difficult task determining the winners from among so many interesting and well-done posters.

Entries were judged in four grade level categories: K-3, 4-6, 7-9, and 10-12. Students were permitted to work in groups of up to 4 members except for the K-3 category where students were permitted to work as a class. Monetary prizes and plaques will be awarded to the winning students and their schools. The first place posters in each grade category are:

  • K-3: "Time Out" by Joseph McClelland, Ada Vista Elementary, Ada
  • 4-6: "Whos Multiplying Faster- Europe or Africa?" by Amara Thompson and Pete Beckholt, Riley Street Middle School, Hudsonville
  • 7-9: "Do Spinach Disks Need a Light Snack by Scott Hadley, Kent ISD - ATYP, Grand Rapids
  • 10-12: "Does Time of Day Affect Flexibility by Annie Lee, Saline High School, Saline

The poster competition committee wishes to express its thanks to the many teachers around the state that participated in this years competition. We look forward to seeing your students fantastic ideas put on posterboard again next year. All of the winners will be posted soon at the competition web site at http://www.gvsu.edu/stat/statposter. All first, second and third place winners have been notified via email.

The competition is sponsored by the Regional Math and Science Center at GVSU, the GVSU Department of Statistics, and The Michigan Council of Teachers of Mathematics.