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Using Your Hair to Understand Descriptive Statistics part of Testing Conjectures:Examples
The purpose of this activity is to enhance students’ understanding of various descriptive measures in statistics. In particular, students will gain a visual understanding of means, medians, quartiles, and boxplots without doing any computations by completing this activity.

A ducks story- introducing the idea of testing (statistical) hypotheses part of Testing Conjectures:Examples
The ideas and vocabulary of testing statistical hypotheses, from research question to conclusion, are introduced using a simple story regarding a population proportion and a small sample using the binomial table to find the p-value.

An In-Class Experiment to Estimate Binomial Probabilities part of Testing Conjectures:Examples
This hands-on activity asks students to conduct a binomial experiment and calculate a confidence interval for the true probabiity. It is useful for involving students, and for having a discussion about the interpretation of confidence intervals and the role of sample size in estimation.

Judging Randomness part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This model-eliciting activity has students create rules to allow them to judge whether or not the shuffle feature on a particular iPod appears to produce randomly generated playlists. Because people's ...

Comparing Two Airlines part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
In this modelā€eliciting activity (MEA), students are hired by a travel magazine to determine if two airlines that fly into Chicago are equally reliable. They examine data of flight arrival delay times for both ...

Creating a Spam Filter part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This activity asks students to work in a team to develop a set of rules that can be used to program a SPAM filter for a client. The rules are based on characteristics of the subject lines of emails. Students are ...

Judging a Paper Airplane Contest part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This model-eliciting activity has students determine how to create a fair judging scheme for a paper airplane contest while considering both the most accurate paper airplane and the best floater. Students are given ...

Measuring Study Effectiveness part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
This model-eliciting activity challenges students to operationally define a construct (study effectiveness). Students are given a survey to review that rates different aspects of study behaviors. They are then ...

Identifying a Theft Suspect part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples
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Interpreting Graphical Displays of Univariate Distributions part of Gallery Walks:Examples
Students give practical interpretation of graphs based on shape, center, and spread.