NASS Statistics Available to Classrooms

NASS Statistics Available to Classrooms

Resources help build knowledge of agricultural statistics, the farming community, rural America and society as a whole.

In celebration of National Ag Day, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service and the National FFA organization have made available classroom-ready resources aligned with national curricula standards for science, math and social studies.  These educational tools use the 2007 Census of Agriculture to promote communication skills, math, and statistical literacy among kindergarten through 12th grade students.

Dr. Cynthia Clark, NASS Administrator, says by utilizing these tools in the classroom, teachers are able to show young people how math can help in their everyday lives and build knowledge of agricultural statistics, the farming community, rural America and society as a whole. According to Clark these lesson plans help give students a realistic view of statistical processes used to track trends and changes in U.S. food production, economics and demographics.

Hide comments

Comments

  • Allowed HTML tags: <em> <strong> <blockquote> <br> <p>

Plain text

  • No HTML tags allowed.
  • Web page addresses and e-mail addresses turn into links automatically.
  • Lines and paragraphs break automatically.
Publish