One Numerical Variable

  • In this activity, students will calculate the mean, median, and mode of the salaries for the Angels and the Orioles baseball players. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions. The data exists in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will calculate confidence intervals for the mean weight (in milligrams) of seed harvester ants for 4 size classes of the ants. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. This data exists in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will perform an ANOVA to determine if the longevity of male fruitflies is related to their reproductive cycle. The dataset contains longevity (in days) of male fruitflies in 5 groups: Alone, 1 Interested Female, 8 Interested Females, 1 Uninterested Female, 8 Uninterested Females. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will calculate the correlation between GPA and SAT scores on 1000 students. The dataset contains high school GPA, college GPA, and SAT score for each student. Questions about the exercise and a link to Excel instructions are given. The data exist in Excel and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will perform a two-way ANOVA to determine if there is a difference in the amount of pressure (in Mpa) it takes to break two different types of laminated composites under wet or dry conditions. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will perform a t-test to determine if there is a significant difference between the kicking distances of a football filled with helium and one filled with regular air. Questions about the exercise and links to Excel and TI-83 instructions are given. The data exist in Excel, TI-83, and text formats.
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  • In this activity, students will calculate the correlation between the ratio of doctors to people and the average lifespan for 40 countries. The dataset contains the name of the country, the number of citizens per doctor, and the average female lifespan (in years). Questions about the exercise and a link to Excel instructions are given. The data exist in Excel data format and text format.
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  • This tutorial explains in detail how to calculate correlation with a TI-83 graphing calculator.
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  • This applet demonstrates how a histogram is affected by bin width and starting point of first bin. It also illustrates cross-validation criterion for assessing histograms.
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  • This simulation shows recorded response times on a simple motor task under two conditions. Various statistics and graphs used to compare the distributions are presented.
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