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Presentation 5A3. Activity-based Statistics, Computer Simulation and Formal Mathematics

Joachim Engel (Germany)


Presentation Abstract
Instructional methods involving students in activities for exploring statistical concepts have proven to be highly effective. Formal mathematics, on the other hand, constitutes the basis of inductive reasoning. This paper reports on an "ActivStats" class for college math majors that teaches statistical concepts as well as mathematical foundations. Its basis is a four-step procedure comprising problem analysis, student activities, computer simulation, and formal mathematical analysis.


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