Why Not Just Take A Census?

Presented by:

Carolyn Cuff, Westminster College

02:30pm - 03:00pm Eastern Standard Time, September 28th, 2010


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