ERIC Number: EJ458226
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1992
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Gedankensimulation: An Intuitive Way to Communicate Statistical Ideas.
Jones, Kevin S.
Mathematics and Computer Education, v26 n3 p292-306 Fall 1992
"Gedankensimulation" is a term adapted from Einstein's "thought experiments" to indicate mentally created simulations that can help conceptualize ideas. Presents seven examples of simulations that can be utilized to solve problems or illustrate concepts in probability and statistics. Problem contexts include games of chance, selecting defective parts, HIV testing, survey questioning, and courtroom evidence. (MDH)
Descriptors: College Mathematics, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Science Education, Computer Simulation, Higher Education, Mathematics Curriculum, Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Problem Sets, Problem Solving, Secondary Education, Simulation, Statistics, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
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Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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