
06439667
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2015d.00855
Caglayan, Gunhan
Sampling with \& without replacement: urn problem modeled with GeoGebra.
Spreadsheets Educ. 6, No. 3, 9 p., electronic only (2013).
2013
Bond University, Faculty of Business, Gold Coast, Queensland
EN
K55
K65
U75
university teaching
stochastics
spreadsheets
simulation
urn problems
samples with replacement
samples without replacement
mathematical software
GeoGebra
probability
binomial distribution
graphical representations
hypergeometric distribution
sample space
http://epublications.bond.edu.au/ejsie/vol6/iss3/3/
Summary: Using spreadsheets, students could perform probability experiments, illustrate the outcomes, experience, understand, and represent mathematics with motivation in an inspirational manner. Although GeoGebra Dynamic Software has been mostly used with geometry and algebra explorations, its recently improved statistics feature in Version 4 provides students and teachers with more opportunities for probability and statistics investigations. I present below a lesson outline based on my college teaching experiences from an introductory probability course offered to math and math education majors in their third year. This lesson emphasizes use of spreadsheets to record the outcomes of probability experiments as a method for delivering mathematical ideas, which stands as an effective way of exploring mathematics. These notes support the teaching of sampling with/without replacement in the context of urn problems. The mathematical experience necessitates active participation of the teacher and the students.