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• ### Poem: Empty Cells in Contingency Tables

Empty Cells in Contingency Tables is a poem that can be used to teach the difference between random zeros and structural zeros in contingency tables. The poem was written by Maarten Manhoff (1972- ), the pen name for Ernst Wit of Lancaster University in the United Kingdom

• ### Poem: Outliers

Outliers is a triangular shaped poem written in 2008 by Jacqueline Shaffer (1980 - ) of California State University, East Bay. The poem focuses on the issue that outliers should not be removed from a data set without a reason.

• ### Poem: The Normal Law

The Normal Law is a poem whose words form the shape of the normal density. It was written by Australian-American chemist and statistician William John ("Jack") Youden (1900 - 1971). The poem was published in "The American Statistician" page 11 in v. 4 number 2 (1950).

• ### Joke: The Photo

A joke about the need for students to explain how they arrived at the answers they provide on exams.

• ### Poem: Central Tendency

This Haiku was written by Dr. Nyaradzo Mvududu of the Seattle Pacific University School of Education. The poem took first place in the 2007 A-Mu-sing competition.

• ### Poem: Statistic Acrostic

Statistic Acrostic is a poem by statistics educator Lawrence Mark Lesser and biostatistician Dennis K. Pearl that covers several statistical concepts using only 26 words (one starting with each letter of the alphabet). It was written in 2008 as a response to an example and challenge from JoAnne Growney in her poem “ABC, an Analytic Geometry Poem” in a 2006 article in Journal of Online Mathematics and Its Applications.  To expand the usefulness of this form for educational objectives, a teacher could have students not follow the 26-letter alphabet, but generate an acrostic from a statistics word or phrase.

• ### Song: Means Will Follow You

A song describing how sample means will follow the normal curve regardless of how skewed the population histogram is, provided n is very large.  The lyrics were written by Dennis Pearl and Peter Sprangers, both then at The Ohio State University.  The audio recording was produced by The University of Texas at El Paso student Nicolas Acedo who also performed the vocals

• ### Quote: Wright on Placebos

I am addicted to placebos. I could quit, but it wouldn't matter. A quote of American stand-up comedian, painter, author, and actor Steven Wright (1955 - ).

• ### Song: Bayes! (You're the One for Me!)

Song celebrates Bayesian inference, includes verbal form of Bayes theorem. The lyrics were written by David Blackwell, University of California at Berkeley. May be sung to the tune of "Who (Stole My Heart Away)?" (Jerome Kern).  The audio was produced by Nicolas Acedo with vocals by Abeni Merriweather, both students in the Commercial Music Program at The University of Texas at El Paso.

• ### Joke: Playing Cards

A joke about the over-use of playing card examples in teaching probability.