Free American Statistical Association (ASA) K-12 Statistics Education Resources for Teachers and Students

The American Statistical Association (ASA) is the world’s largest community of statisticians and also provides many great resources for statistics educators at all levels. We have collaborated with the ASA to gather a few statistical resources that may be useful for teams participating in the MTFC. Check them out below!


Curriculum Guidelines

Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K–12 Curriculum Framework provides recommendations and a curriculum framework with examples for teaching statistics in the pre-K–12 years.

Lesson Plans

Statistics Education Web (STEW)—An ASA resource that provides peer-reviewed lesson plans for anyone who teaches statistical concepts in their classrooms.

Free ASA Publications for Teachers—Free publications that include classroom investigations. 

Classroom Resources

Statistics Teacher—An ASA online publication for statistics teachers, including lesson plans and grade-specific insights.

Census at School—An international classroom project that engages students in statistical problem solving using their own data.

What’s Going on In This Graph—A partnership between ASA and the New York Times Learning Network that explores graphs, maps and charts from the week’s news, and invites students to discuss them live.

Student Competitions Online

In addition to the Modeling the Future Challenge, your students may be interested in some of the ASA supported student competitions:

Data Visualization Poster Competition (Grades K–12)—A competition for data visualization posters, in which students create a display containing two or more related graphics that summarize a set of data, look at the data from different points of view, and answer specific questions about the data.

Statistics Project Competition (Grades 7–9)—A competition for statistics projects, in which students answer a research question using statistical techniques and present the work in a written report.

This is Statistics Fall Data Challenge  (high school and college) —A national contest for high school and undergraduate students to apply their statistical and data visualization skills to examine a relevant and timely topic and demonstrate the real-world impact of data.

Virtual Science Fair (Grades K–12)—An opportunity for students working independently or as a member of a team, to spend the month investigating an interesting topic, and submit a short video highlighting their process and results.

Statistics for Science Fair Projects (Grades K–12)—A This is Statistics resource to help students apply statistics to their science fair projects.


This is Statistics provides videos and resources for educators to promote the study of statistics.

ASA Digital Classroom Community

As an immediate measure to connect educators who find themselves suddenly teaching online, ASA created a new community forum focused on sharing resources for the digital classroom. Members can access this new community here.

ASA Memberships for Teachers

Free one-year trial membership for two-year college faculty in addition to K-12 teachers

Additional Resources for Students and Teachers

Additional resources (including additional publications, webinars, and other professional development opportunities) are also available via the ASA Education webpage.


Don’t miss these opportunities to learn more about how you can pump up your own statistics knowledge, and take your MTFC projects to the next level with more enhanced statistical analysis through these free resources!