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How Faithful Is Old Faithful? Statistical Thinking: A Story of Variation and Prediction

J. Shaughnessy, Maxine Pfannkuch 

April 2002, Volume 95, Issue 4, Page 252

Abstract:
Data from Old Faithful geysers is introduced to highlight the important role that variation should play in our teaching of statistics. Our past teaching may have overemphasized the role of centers to the neglect of issues of spread and variability.

Keywords:
Article
Conceptual Development
Grades 9-12
Teacher
Variability
Reasoning and Proof