When understood and applied appropriately, mathematics is both beautiful and powerful. As a result, students are sometimes tempted to extend that power beyond appropriate limits. In teaching statistics at both the high school and college level, I have found that one of students' biggest struggles is applying their understanding of probability to make appropriate inferences.
Tanja Van Hecke
By examining pricing for insurance for a moped, students can explore the theory of systems of inequalities and the topic of distributions in statistics. Fair systems for determining the premium (taking into account cautious and reckless drivers) are considered.
James R. Kett
The author uses Autograph, a powerful software program, to illustrate sampling distributions and to demonstrate the central limit theorem.
Hollylynne S. Lee, Tina T. Starling, and Marggie D. Gonzalez
Research shows that students often struggle with understanding empirical sampling distributions. Using hands-on and technology models and simulations of problems generated by real data help students begin to make connections between repeated sampling, sample size, distribution, variation, and center. A task to assist teachers in implementing research-based strategies is included.
Kelly Cline, Jean McGivney-Burelle, and Holly Zullo
Voting in the classroom can engage students and promote discussion. All you need is a good set of questions.
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