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Utilizing a Digital Library to Teach Introductory Statistics

Joint Fall Conference, TMTA and MTMT

Lisa Bloomer Green, Ph. D.

Scott McDaniel, Ed. D.

Ginger Holmes Rowell, Ph. D.

Megan Duffey*, Ileah McKee*

*Undergraduate Students

Middle Tennessee State University

- CAUSE and CAUSEweb
- Using Internet Resources throughout the Learning Cycle
- Specific Examples
- Your Ideas

Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education

Digital Library for Undergraduate Statistics Education

www.CAUSEweb.org

- Lecture Examples
- Laboratories
- Out-of-class
- Teaching Tips
- Datasets
- Analysis Tools
- Curriculum
- Humor
- Building Blocks
- Multimedia

- Conditional probability
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- Filter by math level

- Hypothesis testing
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- Math level
- Lecture presentation

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- Simulations

- Data Sets
- Case Studies
- Guided Demos
- Simulations
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- Tutorials

- Teacher-directed assessments
- Laboratories
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- Self-directed assessments
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- Using Internet Resources throughout the Learning Cycle
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To help students understand the use of conditional probability, a teacher can lead a demonstration of the Monty Hall Problem using one of the many available Internet applets.

Tutorials, such as Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies Lesson on Conditional Probability, can be given to students who miss a class or students that would like additional instruction.

In some self-assessment tools like Trees and Conditional Probability from Tutorials for Finite Math, students receive immediate feedback when answering questions including hints for incorrect answers and steps to correct solutions.

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To help students understand the use of conditional probability, a teacher can lead a demonstration of the Monty Hall Problem using one of the many available Internet applets.

Whatever applet we choose goes here. Pause to do a worksheet.

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http://www.shodor.org/~rcogan/interactivate/activities/index.html#pro

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To help students understand the use of conditional probability, a teacher can lead a demonstration of the Monty Hall Problem using one of the many available Internet applets.

Tutorials, such as Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies Lesson on Conditional Probability, can be given to students who miss a class or students that would like additional instruction.

http://www.mathgoodies.com/lessons/vol6/conditional.html

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Tutorials, such as Mrs. Glosser’s Math Goodies Lesson on Conditional Probability, can be given to students who miss a class or students that would like additional instruction.

In some self-assessment tools like Trees and Conditional Probability from Tutorials for Finite Math, students receive immediate feedback when answering questions including hints for incorrect answers and steps to correct solutions.

http://people.hofstra.edu/faculty/Stefan_Waner/RealWorld/tutorialsf3/frames6_5B.html

http://ocw.mit.edu/OcwWeb/Mathematics/18-05Spring-2005/CourseHome/index.htm

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Introduction to Probability and Statistics

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This slide from Sampling Distributions can help a teacher guide a discussion on when the sample mean can be assumed to be normally distributed.

This applet from Statistical Java demonstrates the convergence implied by the central limit theorem by allowing students to manipulate sample size, number of samples, and underlying distribution.

This guided applet activity from Wise includes assessment questions that, when answered correctly, allow students to proceed to new concepts.

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This slide from Sampling Distributions can help a teacher guide a discussion on when the sample mean can be assumed to be normally distributed.

http://www.stat.psu.edu/~resources/ClassNotes/hrm_08/sld018.htm

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This slide from Sampling Distributions can help a teacher guide a discussion on when the sample mean can be assumed to be normally distributed.

This applet from Statistical Java demonstrates the convergence implied by the central limit theorem by allowing students to manipulate sample size, number of samples, and underlying distribution.

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Applet

http://kitchen.stat.vt.edu/~sundar/java/applets/CLTApplet.html

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This applet from Statistical Java demonstrates the convergence implied by the central limit theorem by allowing students to manipulate sample size, number of samples, and underlying distribution.

This guided applet activity from Wise includes assessment questions that, when answered correctly, allow students to proceed to new concepts.

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An in-class activity from the STAR Library can help introduce the concept of regression.

Applets like this one from SticiGui Java Tools allow students to explore changes in the data to see how they affect the regression line.

Using self-tests like this one from Biometry: Statistics for Ecology, students can submit their answers and receive immediate feedback regarding questions answered correctly and questions or topics needing improvement.

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An in-class activity from the STAR Library can help introduce the concept of regression.

http://www.causeweb.org/repository/StarLibrary/activities/buskirk_young2001/

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An in-class activity from the STAR Library can help introduce the concept of regression.

Applets like this one from SticiGui Java Tools allow students to explore changes in the data to see how they affect the regression line.

applet

http://stat-www.berkeley.edu/~stark/Java/Html/Correlation.htm

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An in-class activity from the STAR Library can help introduce the concept of regression.

Applets like this one from SticiGui Java Tools allow students to explore changes in the data to see how they affect the regression line.

Using self-tests like this one from Biometry: Statistics for Ecology, students can submit their answers and receive immediate feedback regarding questions answered correctly and questions or topics needing improvement.

http://aerg.canberra.edu.au/cgi-bin/tiegen?/share/www/envirostats/bm/L6/ffq12.tie

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DIGSTATS contains examples and data sets, like the one below about Acid Rain.

The Intuitor site contains an introduction to hypothesis testing, relating it to what happens at a criminal trial.

The ARTIST database contains questions classified by topic and learning outcomes.

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The Intuitor site contains an introduction to hypothesis testing, relating it to what happens at a criminal trial.

http://www.intuitor.com/statistics/T1T2Errors.html

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DIGSTATS contains examples and data sets, like the one below about Acid Rain.

The Intuitor site contains an introduction to hypothesis testing, relating it to what happens at a criminal trial.

http://www.cvgs.k12.va.us/DIGSTATS/Sitemap.html

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DIGSTATS contains examples and data sets, like the one below about Acid Rain.

The ARTIST database contains questions classified by topic and learning outcomes.

https://ore.gen.umn.edu/artist/index.html

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- Your Ideas

Lisa Green

Scott McDaniel

Ginger Holmes Rowell