- Volume 15 Issue 1
In this paper, we demonstrate that one can teach conditional probability in a manner consistent with many features of the statistics education reform movement. Presenting a variety of applications of conditional probability to realistic problems, we propose that interactive activities and the use of technology make conditional probability understandable, interactive, and interesting for students at a wide range of levels of mathematical ability. Along with specific examples, we provide guidelines for implementation of the activities in the classroom and instructional cues for promoting curiosity and discussion among students.
- Heeding the Call for Change: Suggestions for Curricular Action Teaching Statistics Cobb, G.;L. Steen(ed.)
- Journal of Statistics Education v.1 no.1 Reconsidering Statistics Education: A National Science Foundation Conference Cobb, G.
- Probability and Statistics (2nd ed.) DeGroot, M.
- Bayesian and Likelihood Methods in Statistics and Econometrics (Essays in Honor of George A. Barnard) Legal Likelihoods and A Priori Assessments: What Goes Where? Fienberg, S.;S. Geisser(eds.);J. S. Hodges(eds.);S. J. Press(eds.);A. Zellner(eds.)
- Statistical Science v.2 The Statistical Precision of Medical Screening Procedures: Application to Polygraph and AIDS Antibodies Test Data Gastwirth, J.
- MAA Notes no.26 Statistics for the Twenty-First Century Gordon, S.;Gordon, F.(eds.)
- MAA Notes no.21 Perspectives on Contemporary Statistics Hoaglin, D.;Moore, D.(eds.)
- MAA Notes no.21 What is Statistics? Moore, D.;D. Hoaglin(eds.);D. Moore(eds.)
- Journal of Statistics Education v.3 no.2 Conditional Probability and Education Reform: Are They Compatible? Rossman A. J.;Short, T. H.