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McAlevey, Lynn G.; Stent, Alan F. – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2018
The treatment of kurtosis in textbooks is both sparse and contradictory with applications rarely discussed. To address this, an easily understood definition of kurtosis is introduced and important applications are demonstrated. Two different approaches to teaching kurtosis are presented based on a financial application.
Descriptors: Statistical Distributions, Undergraduate Students, Probability, Statistical Data
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Klymchuk, Sergiy; Kachapova, Farida – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 2012
This article is devoted to practical aspects of teaching and learning of probability at university. It presents the difficulties and attitudes of first-year university science and engineering students towards using paradoxes and counterexamples as a pedagogical strategy in teaching and learning of probability. It also presents a student's point of…
Descriptors: Probability, Higher Education, Science Education, Science Instruction