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Topic: about some ABS activities
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about some ABS activities
Posted: Dec 28, 1996 8:08 AM
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Two weeks ago, Al Coons said:

> I have been using some of Richard Shaeaffer's Activity-Based Statistics (ABS)
> to keep the workshop atmosphere going. Often I have my students read BPS but
> we do the ABS lab in class the next day and delay discussing BPS and its
> homework problems for a class or two. Worked very well.
> Have done the following in ABS: Estimating the Total of a Restaurant Bill:
> Bias in Estimation, Steaky Behavior, The Law of Averages,& Cents and The CLT.

> These labs are great! Results are often different then what even the teacher
> might expect after a casual reading (e.g. Bias in Estimation) and make their
> points well.

I think these lab activities deserve more attention here than they have received, so far. So I'd like to offer a few observations about some ABS activities that I have tried (with college students). Maybe others will then chime in. My comments are likely to be too lengthy for one message, so I think I'll use one message per activity. If you're not interested in these, just delete the lot...

Bruce King

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