Hand-size versus Height: a Real-time activity

Tuesday, November 24th, 20092:30 pm – 3:00 pm ET

Presented by: Carl Lee, Central Michigan University


A real-time online hands-on activity database is introduced for teaching introductory statistics. The activity, "How well can hand size predict height?", will be used to demonstrate how to use real-time activity to engage students to learn bivariate relationship. Various other activities can be found at stat.cst.cmich.edu/statact. The real-time database approach speeds up the process of data gathering and shifts the focus to engage students in the process of data production and statistical investigation.