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ERIC Number: EJ1096886
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1051-1970
Visualizing the Central Limit Theorem through Simulation
Ruggieri, Eric
PRIMUS, v26 n3 p229-240 2016
The Central Limit Theorem is one of the most important concepts taught in an introductory statistics course, however, it may be the least understood by students. Sure, students can plug numbers into a formula and solve problems, but conceptually, do they really understand what the Central Limit Theorem is saying? This paper describes a simulation developed to help illustrate the Central Limit Theorem. Students use the computer mouse to hand draw a population of arbitrary shape and then watch as the sampling distribution grows with each sample selected. A simple assessment tool is also given to check students' understanding of this crucial concept.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts
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