id: 02320790
dt: j
an: 1998a.00481
au: Gnanadesikan, Mrudulla; Scheaffer, Richard L.; Watkins, Ann E.; Witmer,
Jeffrey A.
ti: An activity-based statistics course.
so: J. Stat. Educ. 5, No. 2, 49 K (1997).
py: 1997
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire; American Statistical Association
(ASA), Alexandria, VA
la: EN
cc: K10
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ab: So that students can acquire a conceptual understanding of basic
statistical concepts, the orientation of the introductory statistics
course must change from a lecture-and- listen format to one that
engages students in active learning. This is the premise underlying an
effort of the authors to produce and use a collection of hands-on
activities that illustrate the basic concepts of statistics covered in
most introductory college courses. Such activities promote the teaching
of statistics more as an experimental science and less as a traditional
course in mathematics. An activity-based approach enhances learning by
improving the studentsâ€™ attention, motivation, and understanding.
This paper presents examples of the types of activities that work well
in various classroom settings along with comments from colleagues and
students on their effectiveness. (RLS)
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