ERIC Number: EJ875503
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Abstractor: As Provided
Sketching Curves for Normal Distributions--Geometric Connections
Bosse, Michael J.
AMATYC Review, v28 n1 p36-44 Fall 2006
Within statistics instruction, students are often requested to sketch the curve representing a normal distribution with a given mean and standard deviation. Unfortunately, these sketches are often notoriously imprecise. Poor sketches are usually the result of missing mathematical knowledge. This paper considers relationships which exist among graphs of all normal distributions and then extends these ideas to the geometric understanding of the area under the curve.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Geometric Concepts, Geometry, Mathematical Concepts, Graphs, College Mathematics, Mathematics Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Two Year Colleges
Authoring Institution: N/A