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Title: Using an Applet to Demonstrate a Sampling Distribution
Url: http://serc.carleton.edu/sp/cause/interactive/examples/13785.html
Creator: Arroway, Pam
Gratton, Jennifer
Stanislav, Steve
Woodard, Roger
Publisher: Carleton College (Northfield, Minn.)
Description: This in-class demonstration combines real world data collection with the use of the applet to enhance the understanding of sampling distribution. Students will work in groups to determine the average date of their 30 coins. In turn, they will report their mean to the instructor, who will record these. The instructor can then create a histogram based on their sample means and explain that they have created a sampling distribution. Afterward, the applet can be used to demonstrate properties of the sampling distribution. The idea here is that students will remember what they physically did to create the histogram and, therefore, have a better understanding of sampling distributions.
LC Classification: Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Sampling distribution
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research
Science -- Mathematics -- Mathematical statistics -- Study and teaching. Research -- Computer-assisted instruction
GEM Subject: Mathematics -- Instructional issues
Mathematics -- Statistics
Key Concept: Mathematics -- Central limit theorem
Mathematics -- Statistics
Resource Type: Demonstrations
Instructional Materials
InteractiveResource (DCMI Type Vocabulary)
Lesson Plans
Mathematics Materials
Format: doc
Audience: College/University Instructors
Higher Education
Technical School First Cycle
Technical School Second Cycle
University First Cycle
Vocational Training
Language: English
Access Rights: Free access
Subject: Probability -- Limit Theorems -- Central Limit Theorem
Date Of Record Release: 2009-01-26 03:00:02 (W3C-DTF)
Date Last Modified: 2013-05-10 11:49:25 (W3C-DTF)
Source: CAUSEweb
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