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Back-of-the-Envelope Calculations: Percentage of Copper in Ore
Barb Tewksbury, Hamilton College
Question Suppose that you are building a new house. It will take about 90 kg (198 pounds) of copper to do the electrical wiring. In order to get the copper in the first place, someone needs to mine solid rock that ...
Independent Samples t-Test: Chips Ahoy® vs. Supermarket Brand
Dexter Whittinghill, Rowan University
In this hands-on activity, students count the number of chips in cookies in order to carry out an independent samples t-test to compare Chips Ahoy® cookies and a supermarket brand. It can involve discussion of randomness and independence of samples, comparing two parameters with null and alternative hypotheses, and the practical issues of counting chips in a cookie.
Reasoning About Center and Spread: How do Students Spend Their Time?
This activity helps students develop better understanding and stronger reasoning skills about distributions in terms of center and spread. Key words: center, spread, distribution
Using Your Hair to Understand Descriptive Statistics
Christopher Malone, Winona State University
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.
An In-Class Experiment to Estimate Binomial Probabilities
Jessica Utts, University of Califronia, Davis
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.
Seeing and Describing the Predictable Pattern: The Central Limit Theorem
This activity helps students develop a better understanding and stronger reasoning skills about the Central Limit Theorem and normal distributions. Key words: Sample, Normal Distribution, Model, Distribution, Variability, Central Limit Theorem (CLT)
Biking vs Driving
How much difference would biking to work one day per week make?
How Biodiverse is Lake Superior? An exercise in proportions.
Students use critical thinking and algebra to measure and evaluate the biodiversity in Lake Superior.
Estimating OUR Carbon Footprint
Ben Galluzzo, Shippensburg University; Jean McGivney-Burelle; Rikki Wagstrom
Population Growth, Ecological Footprints, and Overshoot
In this activity, students develop and apply linear, exponential, and rational functions to explore past and projected U.S. population growth, carbon footprint trend, ecological overshoot, and effectiveness of hypothetical carbon dioxide reduction initiatives.