# Activities

# Subject: Statistics

# Pedagogy

- Campus-Based Learning 1 match
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- Gallery Walk 1 match
- Games 1 match
- Interactive Lectures 6 matches
- Lecture 6 matches
- Making and Testing Conjectures 6 matches
- Quantitative Reasoning 6 matches
- Quantitative Skills 6 matches
- Simulation of Data 7 matches
- Teaching with Data 7 matches
- Teaching with Models 6 matches

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Reasoning About Center and Spread: How do Students Spend Their Time? part of Testing Conjectures:Examples

This activity helps students develop better understanding and stronger reasoning skills about distributions in terms of center and spread. Key words: center, spread, distribution

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Developing hypotheses using GeoMapApp part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples

This lab uses a number of different geologic and geophysical data sets from the free and downloadable program, GeoMapApp to develop a hypothesis about what geologic environment is occurring in the Gulf of Aden in Africa.

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.

Independent Samples t-Test: Chips Ahoy® vs. Supermarket Brand part of Testing Conjectures:Examples

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.

Simulating Size and Power Using a 10-Sided Die part of Teaching with Data Simulations:Examples

This group activity illustrates the concepts of size and power of a test through simulation. Students simulate binomial data by repeatedly rolling a ten-sided die, and they use their simulated data to estimate the size of a binomial test.

Reese's Pieces Activity: Sampling from a Population part of Teaching with Data Simulations:Examples

This activity uses simulation to help students understand sampling variability and reason about whether a particular samples result is unusual, given a particular hypothesis. By using first candies, then a web applet, and varying sample size, students learn that larger samples give more stable and better estimates of a population parameter and develop an appreciation for factors affecting sampling variability.

Coke vs. Pepsi Taste Test: Experiments and Inference about Cause part of Teaching with Data Simulations:Examples

The Coke vs. Pepsi Taste Test Challenge has students design and carry out an experiment to determine whether or not students are able to correctly identify two brands of cola in a blind taste test. In the first ...

Seeing and Describing the Predictable Pattern: The Central Limit Theorem part of Testing Conjectures:Examples

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)

Comparing Two Airlines part of Inventing and Testing Models:Examples

In this model‐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 ...

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 ...