Finnish schools are challenged to the International Statistical Literacy Poster Competition. The aim of the poster competition intended for secondary school and upper secondary school students is to improve the abilities of young people in describing their environment with the help of statistics and in using statistics in their everyday life.
The theme of the poster competition arranged for the second time is agriculture. Students will produce in teamwork a poster utilising statistics.
The competition has two categories: secondary school and upper secondary school. From each participating school, the best poster in each category will be chosen to the national phase of the competition, which will be arranged in spring 2013. The best posters of the national competitions will go on to the international final. Last time, 4,891 students from 30 different countries took part in the competition.
Participation in the competition is done through teachers. The language of the competition is English or the language of the country in question. Participation is free of charge.
The previous poster competition was arranged from 2010 to 2011. Then young Finns were very successful: Leevi Leppäjärvi, Janne Mustaniemi and Iidaliina Uusitalo from Lyseonpuisto Upper Secondary School in Rovaniemi won the upper secondary school category and Mikko Chan and Miko Pusztai from Peltola School in Vantaa received an honourable mention in the secondary school category.
The competition is organised by the International Statistical Literacy Project (ISLP) of the International Association of Statistical Education (IASE), which promotes the teaching of statistics and statistical literacy, and operates under the auspices of the International Statistical Institute (ISI). The competition in Finland is organised by Statistics Finland, the Finnish Association of Teachers of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry and Informatics (MAOL) and the Finnish Statistical Society.
Reija Helenius, Head of Development, tel. +358 9 1734 3677, Minka Rissanen, ISLP Project Member, tel. +358 9 1734 3501 (until 21 Sept. 2012) or Minna Leinonen, ISLP Country Coordinator, tel. +358 9 1734 2928, email: email@example.com
Last updated 3.9.2012