id: 06291983
dt: j
an: 2014c.00830
au: Gerke, Oke
ti: How much is it going to cost me to complete a collection of football
trading cards?
so: Teach. Stat. 35, No. 2, 89-93 (2013).
py: 2013
pu: Wiley (Wiley-Blackwell), Oxford; Teaching Statistics Trust (TST) c/o
University of Plymouth, Faculty of Education, Royal Statistical Society
Centre for Statistical Education (RSSCSE), Plymouth, Devon
la: EN
cc: K50 K90
ut: student-centered learning; problem solving; descriptive statistics;
probability; simulation; competing strategies
ci:
li: doi:10.1111/test.12005
ab: Summary: Trading cards for various sports and a range of other subjects
such as architecture, animals, hobbies, and war have been in existence
since the late nineteenth century and still enjoy great popularity. Two
of the most prominent examples are baseball cards in the U.S. and
football cards in Europe. Three strategies for collecting European
football trading cards were investigated for two different groups:
either a single collector or two collectors joining forces. An activity
is proposed in which students use a simulation to compute the factor by
which the number of trading cards bought exceeds the number to be
collected. This enables them to estimate the expected costs of
completing a collection of trading cards. The overall expected costs
vary considerably, depending on the strategy used. Savings for a team
of two collectors as opposed to a single collector are indicated.
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