Monday, April 20, 2015
Randomization Tests: Using Technology to Guide Inferential Thinking
In my AP Statistics classes, I have been using simulations as a means to teach various topics in the curriculum. For the past year or so, I've introduced the use of StatKey to do randomization tests.
With StatKey, randomization tests are fast, easy, and results are graphically presented in a clear way. This year, I have been doing an activity in which I incorporate some sort of simulation in almost every unit. It was a great way to introduce the idea of inference early on in the course and has been a nice supplement to traditional inferential procedures as the content progressed. The use of technology here makes statistical inference approachable for a broad range of student levels.
Last December, I presented how I use this technology at the annual Math for America Master Teachers on Teaching. Watch my MT² talk here: