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Learning undergraduate statistics: The role of the graphics calculator

Kemp, M., Kissane, B. and Bradley, J. (1998) Learning undergraduate statistics: The role of the graphics calculator. In: International Conference on Teaching Mathematics, 21 - 22 May 1998, Siaulai, Lithuania pp. 176-178.

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Abstract

The graphics calculator has found many advocates impressed with its capacity to support student learning related to algebraic functions and calculus. In this paper, we suggest that the graphics calculator may well be a useful alternative to the computer statistics package for student learning of statistics, especially in the early undergraduate years. This is not to deny the importance of students learning statistics eventually becoming familiar and competent with computer use; rather, we suggest that the graphics calculator may provide a more convenient and effective place to start.

Publication Type: Conference Paper
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Education
Publisher: John Wiley
Notes: Appears In: Proceedings of International Conference on Teaching mathematics: Retrospective and Perspective
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/6341
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