## From Theft to Brain Food - How the Wonderfully Wide World of Statistics can Answer your Questions

Have you ever stolen something from a store? If so, would you tell the truth if someone asked you that question? Maybe not! In the first part of this workshop, we learn a trick for obtaining honest responses to a sensitive question. Elementary probability theory will then allow us to answer that question. In the second part of the workshop, we engage in some interactive data collection -- and some role play -- to determine whether "brain food" can improve performance on a math exam. We will see that our conclusions depend heavily on how we collect and analyze our data.

The last half hour of the workshop will be spent discussing career options, licence exams and professional associations.

This 1.5 hour workshop is suitable for students from Grades 8 to 10.

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## Wanna bet? Best strategies for games of chance

We use basic games of chance to take a fun walk through elementary probability. Students play games of chance against "the house," and learn to combine probabilities and payoffs to compute long-run winning potentials of a game. They use this formulation to evaluate many real games, including dice games, roulette, lottery scratch cards and other games. Upon learning that most games of chance are stacked against the player, they then learn a theoretical strategy that can beat the house in many games...and why it doesn't work in real life.

The last half hour of the workshop will be spent discussing career options, license exams and professional associations.

This 1.5 hour workshop is suitable for students from Grades 10 to 12.

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## The Best Parachute

A seemingly straightforward question opens up a discussion about how to design a good experiment, how to interpret data, what bias really means, and how the way you talk about your results affects what people learn from your science.

This workshop is in partnership with Science in Action and is designed for students from K - Grade 12. Class minimum is 15, maximum is 30.

This workshop takes 45 minutes.

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