Computer based statistics

This theme showed the power of computers in understanding statistics and in analysing huge amounts of data in an easy visual way.

The students were introduced to CAST, an online statistics textbook which uses interactive applets for explanations and practice and for student practice.

Students watched Hans Rosling's fascinating video showing 200 years of history in four minutes, and had the opportunity to use the Gapminder software for themselves.  Students explored worldwide trends, but were able to focus on Kenya using the trace function.  The software initiates mathematical discussions such as "What is a logarithmic scale, and why is it often used instead of a linear scale?"

 

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Date: Monday, 30. January 2012 12:15
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