Contents of 30-3
Implementing New Reform Guidelines in Teaching Introductory College Statistics Courses P66. Michelle Everson, Andrew Zieffler and Joan Garfield
This article introduces the recently adopted Guidelines for the Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) and provides two examples of introductory statistics courses that have been redesigned to better align with these guidelines.
People Graphs in Primary School P71. Diane Sales
This article describes use of a novel statistical activity with primary school children.
Degrees of Freedom P75. Joseph G. Eisenhauer
This article reviews several attempts to define degrees of freedom, and offers some simple explanations of how they are derived and why they are used in various contexts.
An Exponential Misconception P79. Holly Zullo
This article points out an unexpected but common misconception by students dealing with the exponential distrubution.
Teaching Statistical Concepts, Fundamentals and Modelling P81. Timothy E. O’Brien
This article considers some issues in designing a course focusing on statistical concepts rather than memorizing formulae.
The Unrelenting Exchange Paradox P86. Ruma Falk
An elusive probability paradox is analysed. The fallacy is traced back to improper use of a symbol that denotes at the same time a random variable and two different values that it may assume.
Illustrating Dependence between Random Variables Using Slot Machines P89. Ian N. Durbach and Graham D. I. Barr
This article illustrates the concept of statistical independence using the example of slot machines that may be played on multiple lines.
Statistical Diversions P93. Peter Petocz and Eric Sowey
The usual Statistical column to get you thinking.