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Some Statistical Exercises, by James Francis Langan

Guide Entry to 85.08.05:

This paper consists of six activities: l. Word wealth; jobs and subjects using statistics. 2. Role playing; Do the assumptions fit the facts? 3. Shooting dice; sample space and probability. 4. Multiplying polynomials; an example of a generating function. 5. A fair game; mathematical expectation and the properties of the mean. 6. Measuring paper thickness; collecting and organizing data, median, mode, mean, frequency, accuracy, precision.

Hands-on activities to teach statistics. Things students can do.

(Recommended for Mathematics classes, grades 6 through 12)

Key Words

Mathematics Statistics Probability

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