Education Technology

The German Tank Problem

Published on 10/17/2008

Activity Overview

Students will develop an understanding of sampling distributions by exploring the methods used to estimate the number of German tanks in existence during WWII

Before the Activity

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During the Activity

I have sample student activities so that you can go through the process quickly before using the activity with students. (StudentSamp.tns, sampDistTank.tns)
The Spies.tns, Mathematician.tns are the flies you will send to your students at the begining of the activity.