ERIC Number: ED401314
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Publication Date: 1996-Apr-12
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Using Graphing Calculator Technology in Educational Statistics Courses.
Mittag, Kathleen Cage; Taylor, Sharon E.
This paper presents the features of graphic calculator technology that can be implemented in noncalculus-based educational statistics courses. The objectives are to: (1) present potential uses of the graphing calculator; (2) discuss current research concerning graphing calculator implementation in the classroom; and (3) illustrate current instructional strategies advocated for use in the statistics curriculum. On-going studies have indicated increases in conceptual understanding through the use of graphing calculators. While computers may not always be available to students, the hand-held calculator can be used in the classroom and at home. Screens with data, output, and programs are illustrated. With the opportunity to see available technology used with real data and activity-based learning, teachers of educational statistics can lay a better foundation for their students. An appendix presents simulation programs for the Sharp EL-9300 calculator. (Contains 22 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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