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Histogram Sorting Using Cooperative Learning part of CAUSE Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Intended as an early lesson in an introductory statistics course, this lesson uses cooperative learning methods to introduce distributions. Students develop awareness of the different versions of particular shapes (e.g., different types of skewed distributions, or different types of normal distributions), and that there is a difference between models (normal, uniform) and characteristics (skewness, symmetry, etc.).
Understanding the standard deviation: What makes it larger or smaller? part of CAUSE Teaching Methods:Cooperative Learning:Examples
Using cooperative learning methods, this activity helps students develop a better intuitive understanding of what is meant by variability in statistics.
Economics of installing Solar PV panels: is it worth it to the individual? part of SISL:2012 Sustainability in Math Workshop:Activities
We show that it is economical for an individual to install solar photovoltaic panels in Denver, Colorado; and this is a sustainable strategy for society at large.
Discovering Economic Preconceptions using Clickers part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Student preconceptions in the economics classroom are an under-appreciated element of teaching. Here we describe how clickers can easily be used to determine student preconceptions and thus inform the instructor on the information that students bring to the classroom.
Clickers As an Alternative to Scantrons part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Clickers can be used to replace Scantron forms for exams. This can save considerable time and effort when it comes to recording scores.
Using Clickers to Inductively Construct Economic Concepts part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
This technique reverses the usual order of definitions and examples used in class to one of presenting an example or examples first and then having students "discover" the concept when asked with carefully constructed clicker questions.
Using Clickers to Generate Supply and Demand Curves part of Starting Point: Teaching and Learning Economics:Teaching Methods:Classroom Response Systems:Examples
Use the clickers to generate data for demand and supply curves by asking students to give numerical values for their maximum willingness to pay for something and their minimum willingness to accept for something. Use the data generated to graph both the demand and supply curves.
Finding Your 'Perfect Partner': Evaluating matchmaker profiles usings ratings and cutoff methods part of National Numeracy Network:Teaching Resources:Quantitative Writing:Examples
In this activity, students informally explore how the rating systems might be set up in a simple setting which uses the "profile" of eight candidates who have responded to an online dating service. The activity also employs the cut-off method as another decision making method on the same problem.