ERIC Number: EJ1018447
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Teaching Principles of One-Way Analysis of Variance Using M&M's Candy
Schwartz, Todd A.
Journal of Statistics Education, v21 n1 2013
I present an active learning classroom exercise illustrating essential principles of one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) methods. The exercise is easily conducted by the instructor and is instructive (as well as enjoyable) for the students. This is conducive for demonstrating many theoretical and practical issues related to ANOVA and lends itself to multiple possible configurations of ANOVA results, leading to rich classroom discussion and deeper student understanding of real-world applications of the methods.
Descriptors: Active Learning, Statistics, Manipulative Materials, Teaching Methods, Learning Activities, Mathematical Concepts, Statistical Analysis, College Mathematics, College Students, Nursing Education
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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