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Why Not Just Take A Census?

Tuesday, September 28th, 20102:30 pm – 3:00 pm

Presented by: Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College


Students must confront their misconceptions before we can teach them new concepts. Naively, a census is an accurate method to quantify a population parameter. A very brief, memorable and easy to implement activity demonstrates that a census is at best difficult even for a small and easily enumerated population.

Exercise Documentation