ERIC Number: EJ1279765
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Abstractor: As Provided
Making Data Collection and Analysis Fun, Fast, and Flexible with Classroom Stats
Childers, Adam F.; Taylor, David G.
PRIMUS, v31 n1 p91-98 2021
Teaching introductory statistics is a service requirement for many mathematics faculty, and the audience is often anxious about the subject and not always excited about the material. Making class fun, relevant, and visually stimulating is key to keeping students engaged in the material and also in promoting student learning. Collecting data from the students, be it demographic information or experimental data, can achieve this, and immediately invites the students to be interested in the data and motivated to answer-related research questions. To facilitate and speed up this process, we developed the free data collection and analysis platform Classroom Stats which is designed to make class more fun and to improve student learning through straightforward visual analysis of the data. In this paper, we will discuss the importance of using student generated data in class and how to use Classroom Stats to make the process easy and efficient.
Descriptors: Data Collection, Data Analysis, Statistics, Mathematics Education, Learner Engagement, Visual Aids, Class Activities, Mathematics Activities, Technology Uses in Education
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