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ERIC Number: EJ1125595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
Introducing Perception and Modelling of Spatial Randomness in Classroom
De Nóbrega, José Renato
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v39 n1 p16-19 Spr 2017
A strategy to facilitate understanding of spatial randomness is described, using student activities developed in sequence: looking at spatial patterns, simulating approximate spatial randomness using a grid of equally-likely squares, using binomial probabilities for approximations and predictions and then comparing with given Poisson probabilities. Key questions are discussed with students on concepts needed to understand the approximate models and to generate predictions based on the approximations. The sequence is structured to be interactive to encourage student's interest and curiosity.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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