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Posts tagged ‘p-value’

If You Only Have One Hour … Teaching Statistical Inference to Youth

Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, and Jacquelyn Silverbush share a series of activities used with students in grades 4–6 to introduce statistical inference. The article is structured based on the amount of time to devote to the topic.

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Model t, or a Newer Randomization?

Today, computing power is cheap and accessible, so past models are not the only option for introducing students to these ideas. We want to make the case that randomization techniques could replace the mathematical models we have relied upon for so long–at least in introductory statistics. Randomization techniques are pedagogically superior, easy to understand, and easily transferable.

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Why 0.05? Two Examples That Put Students in the Role of Decision Maker

Any teacher of Introductory Statistics has heard this question more times than they can remember: “Why 0.05?” Here, the value 0.05 refers to the significance level in a hypothesis test. I provide a brief review of the concepts of hypothesis test and significance level. Then, I describe two activities for teachers to proactively address the question of why 0.05 with their students.

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Double Stuffed?

The question of whether Double Stuf Oreos actually have double the filling is an intriguing one. In this article, I describe an activity that uses that question as a hook to engage students in finding means, comparing distributions, and performing t-tests.

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Editors’ Note: Winter

Welcome back to school! It’s so much fun to see photos and hear of back-to-school stories, which seem to take place from July through the end of September in the United States! I hope this edition of the Statistics Teacher Network finds you well, back in the groove of your classroom, and that it contributes to your statistical teaching this year.

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