id: 06618954
dt: j
an: 2016e.00924
au: Ruggieri, Eric
ti: Visualizing the central limit theorem through simulation.
so: PRIMUS, Probl. Resour. Issues Math. Undergrad. Stud. 26, No. 3, 229-240
(2016).
py: 2016
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Philadelphia, PA
la: EN
cc: K95 K45 K75 U75
ut: active learning; classroom demonstration; computer simulations; statistics;
central limit theorem
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/10511970.2015.1094684
ab: Summary: The Central Limit Theorem is one of the most important concepts
taught in an introductory statistics course, however, it may be the
least understood by students. Sure, students can plug numbers into a
formula and solve problems, but conceptually, do they really understand
what the Central Limit Theorem is saying? This paper describes a
simulation developed to help illustrate the Central Limit Theorem.
Students use the computer mouse to hand draw a population of arbitrary
shape and then watch as the sampling distribution grows with each
sample selected. A simple assessment tool is also given to check
studentsâ€™ understanding of this crucial concept.
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