id: 05210181
dt: a
an: 2007d.00531
au: Kasturiarachi, A.Bathi
ti: Interactive labs for introductory statistics courses.
so: Bogacki, Przemyslaw (ed.) et al., 18th annual conference on technology in
collegiate mathematics (ICTCM-18), Orlando, FL, USA, March 16‒19,
2006. Proceedings. Norfolk, VA: Old Dominion University, Dept. of
Mathematics and Statistics. C012 (2006).
py: 2006
pu: Norfolk, VA: Old Dominion University, Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics
la: EN
cc: U54 U55 K44 K45 K64 R24 R25
ut: statistics; computer labs; spreadsheets; teacher training
ci:
li: http://archives.math.utk.edu/ICTCM/VOL18/C012/paper.pdf
ab: Summary: We introduce a new set of interactive learning labs for
introductory statistics courses. The targeted courses are taught in a
classroom equipped with laptop computers to accommodate a mathematics
laboratory environment. Specific lab modules are centered on major
themes or concepts, amplified by current readings, and enhanced by the
computer software systems MS Excel, SPSS, and Fathom. Experiential
learning has been at the heart of the design since students will be
experimenting statistical ideas using computers during lab sessions.
They will be expected to work in small groups so that the learning
centered clusters will exchange ideas in the spirit of cooperative
learning. We will discuss and elaborate on the rationale underlying the
development of the labs.
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