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Teaching StatisticsA Bag of Tricks$
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Andrew Gelman and Deborah Nolan

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780198785699

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2017

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780198785699.001.0001

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First week of class

First week of class

Chapter:
(p.11) 2 First week of class
Source:
Teaching Statistics
Author(s):

Andrew Gelman

Deborah Nolan

Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198785699.003.0002

This chapter contains many examples of what to do in the first week of class to break the ice and get students talking and thinking about statistics. These illustrate concepts of data collection and variation. They include activities to guess ages from photos, estimate a large number, read news reports, and collect data from students.

Keywords:   Introductory activities, data collection, teaching statistics, variation

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