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Autin, Melanie A.; Gerstenschlager, Natasha E. – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2019
The negative hypergeometric distribution is often not formally studied in secondary or collegiate statistics in contexts other than drawing cards without replacement. We present a different context with the potential of engaging students in simulating and exploring data.
Descriptors: Statistics, Teaching Methods, Simulation, Educational Games
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Engledowl, Christopher – Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, 2019
Heat maps have become ubiquitous in the media, yet students are rarely exposed to them and their inherent limitations and potential for misleading consumers. This article makes a case for exposing students to them in statistics instruction at the secondary and tertiary level.
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Statistics, Secondary School Students, Teaching Methods
Østern, Anna-Lena, Comp.; Harju-Luukkainen, Heidi, Comp. – Mercator European Research Centre on Multilingualism and Language Learning, 2013
This regional dossier aims to provide a concise, description and basic statistics about minority language education in a specific region of Europe. Aspects that are addressed include features of the education system, recent educational policies, main actors, legal arrangements, and support structures, as well as quantitative aspects, such as the…
Descriptors: Swedish, Foreign Countries, Second Language Instruction, Language Minorities
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Provost, J.-P.; Bracco, C. – European Journal of Physics, 2009
Proceeding like Newton with a discrete time approach of motion and a geometrical representation of velocity and acceleration, we obtain Kepler's laws without solving differential equations. The difficult part of Newton's work, when it calls for non-trivial properties of ellipses, is avoided by the introduction of polar coordinates. Then a simple…
Descriptors: Motion, Secondary School Teachers, Equations (Mathematics), Mathematics Instruction
Wurdinger, Scott D. – Rowman & Littlefield Education, 2005
While research and common sense tell that experiential learning is more effective than the more traditional process of information assimilation (where teachers lecture, test, and grade), high school, college, and university teachers continue to use paper-and-pencil tests as their primary grading and assessment tool. Many students fail to see the…
Descriptors: Secondary Education, Higher Education, Evaluation Methods, Experiential Learning
Goebel, Bruce A. – National Council of Teachers of English, 2004
High school and college teachers interested in offering units or courses on Native American literature have often had to carve out new teaching strategies because ready resources and guides are scarce. In "Reading Native American Literature: A Teacher's Guide," Bruce A. Goebel offers innovative and practical suggestions about how to introduce…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Poetry, Teaching Guides, American Indian Literature
Kolloff, Mary Ann; Rahimzadeh, Kevin – Association for Educational Communications and Technology, 2004
As most any high school or college English teacher can verify, it is the rare group of students that approaches the study of Shakespeare with anything other than a mixture of anxiety over the difficulty of making sense of the plays' language and annoyance that, once again, they will be forced to engage in an activity they find both unjustifiably…
Descriptors: Web Based Instruction, Computer Uses in Education, Group Discussion, Classics (Literature)