Electronic Proceedings of the Seventh Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsOrlando, Florida, November 1720, 1994Paper P006
Statistics and Probability Interactive 
Vince DeBlase
The Parkville Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science
 Sharon Wagner
The Parkville Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer Science

The Parkville Center for Mathematics, Science, and Computer
Science opened September, 1994, for ninth grade students. The
students will be taking algebra or probability/statistics and
functions, geometry, chemistry, and computer science. The
computer science class will introduce the student to various
software packages such as MicrosoftWorks, Geometry Inventor,
Algebra Explorer, Hypercard, and MathCAD. The students will
perform the labs in computer science class. The purpose of the
labs is to engage the students into becoming active participants
in the learning process. The labs provide 'engines' for
exploring statistical concepts; i.e. the standard deviation
calculator, Chebyshev's viewer, boxplot maker, binomial
experiment calculator, correlation calculator, and the
regression reporter. Simulations in probability can be done
using the die roller, two dice roller, coin tosser, probability
of same birthday simulator, and craps game simulator.
The poster session will include a demonstration of the labs.
Discussion will focus on authoring software, the authoring
process, the technology needed for implementation, and the time
involved for development. The presenters will share their
classroom experiences using the interactive textbook.
Keyword(s): statistics, probability