June 24–July 13, 2018

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Wolfram Summer School

June 24–July 13, 2018
Bentley University, Waltham, MA


Jie Frye

Class of 2017


Jie Frye studied mathematics at the University of Central Florida, where she graduated summa cum laude in 2012. She finished her master's degree in mathematics at the University of Florida in 2013. She is teaching mathematics at Bunker Hill Community College in Boston, Massachusetts. Her main interests are culturally relevant pedagogy, collective learning and computational thinking.

Computational Essay

Measure of Center »

Project: Contextualized Computing in Teaching Statistics

Goal of the project:

Create lesson plans that integrate computational thinking into the classroom content, teaching practice and learning.

Summary of work:

Students in introductory statistics courses learn to describe data, distributions, regression, probability, statistical inference, confidence intervals and hypothesis tests with applications in the real world. Occasionally, hand calculation and table reading hinder students from engaging in the purposeful use of mathematics. In this project, lecture notes are created using the Wolfram Language so that students can visualize and enjoy statistics by becoming immersed in the context.

Results and future work:

Lecture notes have been created for the following modules:
Measures of Center
Discrete Probability Distribution: Binomial Distribution
Continuous Probability Distribution: Normal Distribution, Central Limit Theorem
Confidence Interval for Population Proportion
Confidence Interval for Population Mean
Hypothesis Testing
Linear Regression: Linear Correlation Coefficient, Regression Line