id: 06340091
dt: b
an: 2014f.00785
au: Shaughnessy, J. Michael; Chance, Beth
ti: Statistical questions from the classroom.
so: Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (ISBN
978-0-87353-582-3). 95~p. (2005).
py: 2005
pu: Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
la: EN
cc: K40
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ab: Publisher’s description: This little book presents eleven short
discussions of some of the most frequently asked questions about
statistics, questions that are consistently raised by statistics
students and by classroom teachers alike. Some questions such as
“What is the difference between a sample and a sampling
distribution?" or “What is a margin of error?" or “What is a
$p$-value?" involve major concepts in statistics. Other questions such
as “Why are deviations squared?" or “Why do we divide by $n - 1$
instead of $n$?" deal with some of the more technical aspects of the
mathematics in statistical theory. The authors offer teachers of
statistics some quick insight and support in understanding these issues
and explaining these ideas to their own students. Examples and visual
representations of the ideas are included.
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