Interactive Stats 2e

George Woodbury and I have been very busy these past few months putting together the revision of the innovative Interactive Statistics text.  This text is written entirely in MyStatLab with the mantra “read a little, watch a little, do a little,” meaning, we expect students to learn through text, video, and engaging/interactive discovery exercises.  Both George and I have been using Read More …

New York Times Monthly Stats Feature

The American Statistical Association has partnered with the New York Times Learning Network to promote student understanding of graphs.  The goal of the feature to help students understand and think critically about graphs.  The feature will be called What’s Going on in this Graph? Here is a link to the announcement: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/09/06/learning/announcing-a-new-monthly-feature-whats-going-on-in-this-graph.html The feature will be published starting September 19 and continuing the second Tuesday of Read More …

Introduction to Hypothesis Tests on a Population Proportion

One of the most difficult concepts for students to grasp is that of a P-value.  The video below was recorded in my Introductory Statistics class at Joliet Junior College.   To introduce my students to P-values, I simulate drawing many (5000) samples from a population built based on the statement in the null hypothesis (this is called the null model). Read More …

ICTCM

I will be attending the International Conference on Teaching Collegiate Mathematics in Chicago.  The event is March 9 through March 12. Click here for more information. I am scheduled to give two talks at the conference. My Positive Experience Using an Engaging and Interactive Statistics Program Online Friday @ 11:15-11:45 am I will be presenting with Sam Bazzi, Henry Ford Read More …