Education Technology

How Likely …? Using Simulations to Build Understanding

Technology: TI-84 Plus Family; TI-Nspire™ Technology
Topic: Teaching Resources
Speakers: Ray Barton, Mike Koehler

Many statistical investigations revolve around the question, "How likely could this event occur by chance?" The ability to carry out simulations, allowing students to experience statistical models in the context of probability rather than formulas, can lead to greater insight. Well-designed simulations can help students achieve an in-depth understanding of the way statistics operate.

During this webinar, the presenters will discuss how to:

  • Develop simulations using the built-in functionality of TI handheld devices
  • Develop simulations using multiple steps linked in a coherent manner
  • Use activities to show how simulations relate to statistical concepts, including hypothesis tests as well as Type I and Type II errors
  • Use AP® questions to drive the discussion of simulation

Presenters utilize both TI-84 Plus CE and TI-Nspire™ handheld devices during the webinar.

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