ERIC Number: ED200426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981
Teaching Statistics and Probability: 1981 Yearbook.
Shulte, Albert P., Ed.; Smart, James R., Ed.
This 1981 yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) offers classroom ideas for teaching statistics and probability, viewed as important topics in the school mathematics curriculum. Statistics and probability are seen as appropriate because they: (1) provide meaningful applications of mathematics at all levels; (2) provide methods for dealing with uncertainty; (3) give us some understanding of the statistical arguments, good and bad, with which we are continually bombarded; (4) help consumers distinguish sound use of statistical procedures for unsound or deceptive uses; and (5) are inherently interesting, exciting, and motivating topics for most students. The text is divided into eight parts, labeled: (1) The Case for Teaching Statistics and Probability; (2) Samples of Existing Courses or Programs; (3) Classroom Activities; (4) Teaching and Learning Specific Topics; (5) Applications; (6) Statistical Inference; (7) Monte Carlo Techniques and Simulation; and (8) Using Computers. The yearbook concludes with a bibliography and a list of suggested class projects. (MP)
Descriptors: Discovery Learning, Educational Games, Experiential Learning, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Lesson Plans, Mathematical Applications, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematical Enrichment, Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Secondary School Mathematics, Statistics
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, 1906 Association Dr., Reston, VA 22091 ($13.75, NCTM members $11.00; Discounts on quantity orders; Shipping and handling charges will be added to all billed orders).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Inc., Reston, VA.