mathematics education, numeracy, statistics education, laboratory exercise
In this column we describe a hands-on data collection lab for an introductory statistics course. The exercise elicits issues of normality, sampling, and sample mean comparisons. Based on volcanology models of tephra dispersion, this lab leads students to question the accuracy of some assumptions made in the model, particularly regarding the normality of the dispersal of tephra of identical size in a given atmospheric layer.
Wallace, Dorothy. "Parts of the Whole: Hands On Statistics." Numeracy 11, Iss. 1 (2018): Article 14. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5038/1936-46184.108.40.206
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