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Using an Applet to Demonstrate a Sampling Distribution part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
Introducing sampling distribution through cooperative learning among students using a group activity. Afterwards, use the sampling distribution applet to illustrate.

The Evolution of Pearsons Correlation Coefficient/Exploring Relationships between Two Quantitative Variables part of Interactive Lectures:Examples
The evolution of ideas is often ignored in the teaching of statistics. It is important to show students how definitions and formulas evolve. This activity describes a fairly straightforward activity of how measures of association can evolve.

Investigating the Modernity of the University Library part of Campus-Based Learning:Examples
Students will investigate the modernity of the university library by designing and implementing a complex survey design.

Histogram Sorting Using Cooperative Learning part of 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 Cooperative Learning:Examples
Using cooperative learning methods, this activity helps students develop a better intuitive understanding of what is meant by variability in statistics.

Body Measures: Exploring Distributions and Graphs Using Cooperative Learning part of Cooperative Learning:Examples
This lesson is intended as an early lesson in an introductory statistics course. The lesson introduces distributions, and the idea that distributions help us understand central tendencies and variability. Cooperative learning methods, real data, and structured interaction emphasize an active approach to teaching statistical concepts and thinking.

Correlation Guessing Game part of Games:Examples
In this game activity, students match correlation values with plots generated by the applet. Competition in this game setting encourages students to become more involved in the classroom and attainment of learning objectives.

Interpreting Graphical Displays of Univariate Distributions part of Gallery Walks:Examples
Students give practical interpretation of graphs based on shape, center, and spread.

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 ...