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Statistical Significance

Published on 02/27/2004

Activity Overview

These questions involve p-values and statistical significance. The student examines the definition of p-value, and why it is a natural and useful method of distinguishing the long-range truth about a population from a coincidence or fluke.

Before the Activity

Download the attached LearningCheck™ file to students' calculators.

During the Activity

This LearningCheck™ appvar can be sent to your class using TI-Navigator™.

After the Activity

  • Review student results
  • As a class, discuss questions that appeared to be more challenging
  • Re-teach concepts as necessary