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ERIC Number: EJ1009499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
Exploring Students' Intuitive Ideas of Randomness Using an iPod Shuffle Activity
Ziegler, Laura; Garfield, Joan
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v35 n1 p2-7 Spr 2013
This article presents an activity that engages students in considering characteristics of a random sequence, in this case, a randomly generated playlist of songs using the iPod shuffle feature. Students examine simulated sequences of randomly generated songs from a small music library in order to identify characteristics that are used to develop rules that they then apply to judge whether three suspicious lists are likely to be nonrandom. (Contains 2 figures and 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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