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Presentation at Joint Mathematics Meetings to Highlight Use of Minitab Statistical Software in the Classroom   By PRWEB

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (PRWEB) January 03, 2013

Professors rely on statistical software to help them teach undergraduate students to perform statistical calculations and understand statistical concepts. Minitab Inc., the leading provider of software for statistics education, recognizes the challenges faced by educators and students, and designed Minitab Statistical Software to help instructors teach and students learn.

Minitab is used at more than 4,000 colleges and universities around the world, and contains all the statistical tools educators and students need in one package. From graphing to regression, to hypothesis testing and probability, Minitab makes it easy for students to understand and apply statistics in the real world.

For educators attending the 2013 Joint Mathematics Meetings in San Diego, Calif., one session will feature examples from Minitab and highlight how statistical software can be used in the classroom.

The one-day workshop preceding the conference, "Playing Games with a Purpose: A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Statistics," will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Tuesday, January 8 at the San Diego Marriott Marquis & Marina.

This free workshop will be presented by Shonda Kuiper, Associate Professor and Chair of the Mathematics and Statistics Department at Grinnell College, and Rod Sturdivant, Associate and Academy Professor at the United States Military Academy in West Point, N.Y. and is designed to help instructors and undergraduate students see the benefits of using real-world problems and web-based games to teach and learn statistics.

The workshop will feature the use of Minitab to introduce students to statistical methods from a variety of disciplines. Preregistration is required and can be completed at

Minitab representatives will be on hand throughout the Joint Mathematical Meetings, as well as during the events expo, January 9 12 at the San Diego Convention Center. Attendees are invited to visit the Minitab booth (#305) to learn more about the companys products and services, which also include training, statistical mentoring and free technical support.

Meeting participants can connect with Minitab during the gathering and keep up-to-date with event happenings on Twitter by tagging tweets with #minitab40.

About Minitab
Minitab Inc. delivers software and services for statistics education and quality improvement. Thousands of distinguished companies use Minitab software, including Toshiba, DuPont, Boeing, Royal Bank of Scotland, Nestlé and Pfizer.

Minitab Statistical Software has been used in virtually every major Six Sigma initiative around the world, and is used to teach statistics in over 4,000 colleges and universities. Quality Companion is used worldwide to plan and execute Six Sigma projects. Quality Trainer is an online e-learning course that teaches statistics for quality improvement. All Minitab products are backed by outstanding services, including training and free technical support.

Minitab Inc., headquartered in State College, Pa., operates offices in the United Kingdom, France and Australia and has additional representatives throughout the world.

A free, fully functional, 30-day trial version of the companys flagship product, Minitab 16 Statistical Software, is available at

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