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ERIC Number: EJ1013780
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0031-9120
"Hands-on Statistics"--Empirical Introduction to Measurement Uncertainty
Wibig, Tadeusz; Dam-o, Punsiri
Physics Education, v48 n2 p159-168 Mar 2013
We would like to share with you our ongoing experiences with "hands-on statistics" lessons we have recently carried out. We have developed a new experimental path for teaching young students using fundamental concepts of "statistics": uncertainty of the measurement, the uncertainty of the mean, the mean itself, etc. The methods themselves need no special skills in mathematics, only the use of a "takoyaki" setup is needed for the experiments. This equipment we have found makes the lesson far more interesting for the students and has allowed us to work successfully for many years, even with children from elementary schools starting from the age of 10. (Contains 3 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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