Thread: Topics/Ideas for Teaching Prob/Stat Class

1. Topics/Ideas for Teaching Prob/Stat Class

I am looking for ideas for a basic high school prob/stat 1 semester course that I am going to teach. I currently have an old Triola text but I am not sure what topics to include. I would also like to include some interesting lessons or topics. Any ideas?

2. you can use m & m's for a lot of the probability and statistics. The proportion of each color is set (I don't remember the distribution of each color, but I am sure you can google it). You can use it to demonstrate probability, proportions, binomial distribution, etc. You can use a coin or a die to introduce central limit theorem. If your class is large, you can create human histograms measuring their height and then take a picture of it from a higher point, so that the kids can see the shape. There are whole books on activities for non-AP stat courses, shouldn't be hard to find on the web.
Jenny Kotlerman
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