Electronic Proceedings of the Eighth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics

Houston, Texas, November 16-19, 1995

Paper C032

MINITAB and Critical Thinking Skills

Steven J. Giust

Nicholls State University
Thibodaux, LA 70310
Phone: (504) 448-4377
Fax: (504) 448-4927

Cathleen M. Zucco

Le Moyne College
Syracuse, NY 13214
Phone: (315) 445-4149
Fax: (315) 445-4540

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This paper will discuss some of the ways that MINITAB may be used as a computer software tool to develop students' critical thinking skills. Attention will mainly be given to how MINITAB can be used with discovery exercises, especially with regard to abstract statistical theorems like the Central Limit Theorem.

Keyword(s): Minitab, statistics