The August caption contest cartoon is shown above. The judges found the winning caption to be “A recess? Apologies, your honor. I thought you called for a regress.!” submitted by Javier Lopez, a student at Penn State University. Javier’s caption is a funny way to start a conversation about the difference between a regression fit and a line plot and the type of data involved. An honorable mention this month goes to John Bailer from Miami University for his caption: “Wipe off that silly grin. Without scales and labels, the jury can't evaluate your graphical evidence,” that can be used to remind students of the importance of scales and labels in understanding the relationships shown in a graph.
Thanks to everyone who submitted a caption and congratulations to our winners!
- Prof Dev