Happy World Statistics Day!

According to United Press International (UPI), “the United Nations declared Oct. 20 as a day to celebrate the service provided by the global statistical system and to help raise public awareness and trust in official statistics”.

Here are a couple of links to articles about how World Statistics Day is being celebrated around the world. These would make for great cross-curricular math lessons:

U.S. – http://www.upi.com/Top_News/US/2010/10/20/Joy-of-stats-celebrated-in-US-worldwide/UPI-67451287589634/

Canada – http://www.cbc.ca/technology/story/2010/10/20/long-form-census-world-statistics-day.html

European Union – http://af.reuters.com/article/southAfricaNews/idAFLDE69I1CI20101020

Hong Kong – http://haryananews.org/first-world-statistics-day-to-celebrate-by-hong-kong/archives/11613

One of my favorite stats/data sites is Swivel (http://blog.swivel.com/weblog/cool_stuff/). You can also follow them on Twitter (@teamswivel).

Be sure to mark you calendars for World Statistics Day, October 20, 2011!

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