ERIC Number: EJ1028289
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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I Can't Make Heads or Tails out of What You Are Saying, So Let's Just Agree to Be Fair
Carter, Rickey E.
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v35 n3 p127-130 Aut 2013
Assuming a coin is fair is common place in introductory statistical education. This article offers three approaches to test if a coin is fair. The approaches lend themselves to straightforward simulation studies that can enrich student understanding of joint probability and sample size requirements. Simulation studies comparing the relative merits of the three, or potential other, approaches are an example of problem-based learning.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Statistics, Introductory Courses, Stimulation, Probability, Problem Based Learning
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