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Re: Are humans...(a better way to teach stats?) (fd) (fwd)
Posted:
Nov 20, 1995 6:15 PM


In a message dated 951120 14:03:29 EST, toom@thecollege.iwctx.edu (Andrei TOOM) writes:
>The trouble with this is frankly that lots of these realworld >(or "realworld"  I don't think it makes much difference!) problems, >are, frankly, BORING. As Pat Ballew says, no student is actually >interested in problems about defective lightbulbs, even though one or two of >the people who make lightbulbs might be very interested in the answers. > >
This is true. Students can be turned on by interesting problems, but virtually none care if the problem has real world applications. To a 16 year old, the real world is getting a date, not defective light bulbs.
Kent



