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Frank Briody

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Registered: 12/6/04
minitab macros
Posted: Apr 5, 1997 10:10 PM
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Greetings all -

I hope all who traveled to NCTM arrived home safe and rejuvenated. While
at the conference I did some thinking (daydreaming??) about how to make
my computer lab sessions more interactive. I would like to learn more
about Minitab macros in the hopes that the lessons could be more
demonstrative of stat topics. Christine Sarris, the Minitab rep at NCTM,
pointed me to the minitab home page ( which has
sample macros in the support section. One macro demonstrates the central
limit theorem. Anyhoo, the reason for the rambling Sunday night message
is to solicit some feedback:

Are there experienced stat teachers who have written education specific
macros that they would be willing to share? I would be willing to serve
as a collector/compiler of these macros to be posted or distributed at a
later date.

Should this be a session at NCTM next year?

I think this could be a means (sorry) for extending the abilities of
some of my high end students. With such a wide variety of abilities in
AP Stats, I am always looking for “mini-projects” for kids to do and
macro writing may appeal to the kids that enjoy programming. However, in
order to teach macro writing I guess it would be a good idea to learn
about them first. (Right now I know only the basics, but am willing to
learn!!!) I realize that this is a busy time of year, but if the macros
are collected now they can be distributed before the summer.

Any ideas or suggestions??

Happy reviewing!!!

Children today are tyrants. They contradict their parents, gobble their
food, and tyrannize their teachers. -- Socrates

Frank Briody
Prospect High School
801 W. Kensington
Mt. Prospect, IL 60056
(847) 718-5350

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