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Titanic: A Statistical Exploration

Sandra Takis 

November 1999, Volume 92, Issue 8, Page 660

Abstract:
The tremendously popular movie Titanic has rejuvenated interest in the Titanic and its passengers. Students are particularly captivated by the story and by the people involved. Consequently, when I was preparing to explore categorical data and the chisquare distribution with my class, I decided to use the available data about the Titanic’s passengers to interest students in these topics. The activities that I incorporated into my statistics class and gives additional resources for collecting information about the Titanic.

Keywords:
Article
Correlation
Data Collection
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Lesson Plans
Modeling