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ERIC Number: EJ1057409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 31
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
Numbers Defy the Law of Large Numbers
Falk, Ruma; Lann, Avital Lavie
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v37 n2 p54-60 Sum 2015
As the number of independent tosses of a fair coin grows, the rates of heads and tails tend to equality. This is misinterpreted by many students as being true also for the absolute numbers of the two outcomes, which, conversely, depart unboundedly from each other in the process. Eradicating that misconception, as by coin-tossing experiments, should be incorporated early on into learning the law of large numbers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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