id: 02340676
dt: j
an: 2001f.05414
au: Jacobini, Otávio Roberto; Wodewotzki, Maria Lúcia L.
ti: Mathematical modelling in statistics courses at university. (A modelagem
Matemática aplicada no ensino de estatística em cursos de
graduação.)
so: Bolema 14, No. 15, 47-68 (2001).
py: 2001
pu: Universidade Estadual Paulista de Mesquita Filho, UNESP, Rio Claro
la: PT
cc: M15
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ab: The deficient mathematics background of students has created difficulties
in learning statistics, mainly when the statistics courses are taught
in a traditional manner, based on theoretical concepts, emphasizing
techniques and formal mathematics, and using examples unrelated to
students’ reality. This study aims to develop and apply an
alternative pedagogical approach in the introductory statistics courses
- interdisciplinary and focused on statistical thinking - which employs
mathematical modelling as its main pedagogical tool. Another objective
of this study is to demonstrate that, using mathematical modelling, it
is possible to minimize the effects of tension on students, especially
those students who have weak backgrounds in mathematics. (orig.)
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