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Morgan, Larry A.; Morgan, Frank W. – Mathematics Teacher, 1984
Presents a set of classroom activities and a computer program that have been used to help students intuitively grasp, in a minimum of instructional time, such fundamental concepts as hypothesis testing, random sampling, statistical inference and p-values. The lesson shows students how statistical thinking and microcomputers can be used in…
Descriptors: Computer Oriented Programs, Computer Software, High Schools, Learning Activities
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Kelly, Ivan W.; Beamer, James E. – Mathematics Teacher, 1986
Discusses experiences in elementary statistics that involve describing data by measures of central tendency and dispersion and that are appropriate for students in secondary schools. Includes background information, instructional strategies, procedures, and a ready-to-duplicate student worksheet. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Software, High Schools, Learning Activities, Mathematics Education
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Kimberling, Clark – Mathematics Teacher, 1984
Presents an Applesoft computer program to help students translate abstract sentences into concrete visible lines and thereby discover and confirm facts about slopes, intercepts, angles, and intersections. The program graphs and analyzes lines, given as equations of the form Y equals M times X plus B. (JN)
Descriptors: Computer Software, Equations (Mathematics), Geometry, High Schools