Delving Deeper: Teaching the Unthinkable in Introductory Statistics
Edited by J. Kevin Colligan, Maria Fung, Dan Kalman, and Jeffrey Wanko
October 2011, Volume 105, Issue 3, Page 230
Most teachers have encountered students who are able to successfully carry out statistical computations but lack a conceptual understanding of the subject. The introduction of technology seems to have had little corrective effect on this problem. This article suggests that the introduction of some modern computer intensive techniques not usually found in introductory courses may redirect students’ focus from computational success to conceptual understanding.