Writing, Technology, and Experimentation to Explore the Concepts of Elementary Statistics


Authors: 
Cerrito, P. B.
Category: 
Volume: 
28(2)
Pages: 
141-153
Year: 
1994
Publisher: 
Mathematics and Computer Education
Place: 
New York
Abstract: 

This paper is concerned with a general education course in elementary statistics, a course which is open to students of all disciplines. This provides an interesting mix of student interests. Some of the students are very familiar with the use of technology, having personal computers in their homes which they use on a frequent basis. Other students have never touched a computer and suffer a great deal of anxiety at the mere thought of using this technology. The curriculum must be designed to appeal to both types of students.