ERIC Number: ED227156
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983-Apr
Reference Count: 0
A Classroom Simulation of the Central Limit Theorem.
McLean, James E.
This simple method for simulating the Central Limit Theorem with students in a beginning nonmajor statistics class requires students to use dice to simulate drawing samples from a discrete uniform distribution. On a chalkboard, the distribution of sample means is superimposed on a graph of the discrete uniform distribution to provide visual evidence of the reasonableness of the theorem. The procedure requires less than an hour to provide a conceptual understanding of the theorem, which is necessary to learn large sample estimation and hypothesis testing procedures. The procedure can be reproduced using a microcomputer, which does not limit sample size. (CM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Central Limit Theorem
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (67th, Montreal, Quebec, April 11-15, 1983).