Teaching of Statistics and Problems Encountered in Annotated Bibliography

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Teaching Statistics: An Annotated Bibliography

Albert, Jim. Teaching Statistics Using Baseball. New York: The Mathematical Association of America. 2003.

Baseball is a very statistically oriented sport, more so than any other sport. This book applies statistical methods and techniques to the game of baseball. Since students often have difficulty learning statistics because they are presented with examples that they have no frame of reference for, this book is ideal in that it provides concrete examples that students can use in their real lives.

Anderson, C.W. And Loynes, R.M. The Teaching of Practical Statistics (Wiley Series in Probability and Mathematical Statistics). New York: John Wiley and Sons. 1988.

This is once again a practical teaching guide to statistics and probability. It is not as clear as some books, and does not use real-world examples that are relatable to the average student. Rather, this is a guide to teaching statistics for teachers who are already very familiar with statistics. The book may have been a more practical guide if it had been written with more easy to understand examples, as teachers who already know statistics are likely to not be aware of how to easily present statistics to students in a way that they can understand.

Anderson, Lorrin W. Research in Classrooms: The Study of Teachers, Teaching, and Instruction. New York: Pergamon Press. 1989.

This book takes a look at basic teaching and instruction methods for a variety of subjects. It is a good book for beginning teachers who are just starting to learn to understand how students learn and what the best ways are to teach them. This book is useful to instructors on a variety of levels, including the teaching of statistics. A good, general book on the subject of teaching.

Antoniotti, Walter. Statistics. New York: 21st Century Learning Products. 1998.

This is a basic statistics manual for anyone who wishes to learn statistics. This covers the basic statistical concepts at the college level. It is a little bit dry in its presentation, but nonetheless covers the basic concepts that a student of statistics needs to know.

Belsom, Chris. Statistic Student's Book. Massachusetts: Cambridge University Press. 1998.

This book covers statistics for elementary school students through college students. It presents the information in a series of increasingly complicated ways, so that young students will be able to understand and advanced students will not feel they are being talked down to. Overall, a good book for understanding statistics for a variety of levels of students.

Bibby, John. Notes Towards a History of Teaching Statistics. New York: QED. 1986.

This book examines the history of the teaching of statistics in the classrooms of the ages. The book examines how teaching statistics came into being, and looks at various methods and theories that have been used in the teaching of statistics throughout the centuries. This is a great book for anyone looking to understand why we learn statistics today and how the teaching of statistics has evolved over the years.

Brase, Charles Henry. Understandable Statistics: Concepts and Methods Teaching Guide. New York: Houghton Mifflin College. 1997.

This book is a good guide for college teachers of statistics. It goes over all of the basic statistics concepts and how best to get them across to students. It also talks about how students learn statistics and gives tips on the best ways to get them to understand important concepts. This is a great book for any college teacher of statistics to use to increase the success of students in his or her classes.

Carroll, Susan Rovezzi. Statistics Made Simple for School Leaders: Data-Driven Decision Making. New York: Rowman and Littlefield. 2002.

This is guide to using statistics to make school-based decisions. This book is directed at the school leader, or administrator. The book shows administrators how to gather statistics about the school, interpret them, and use them to make decisions for the school. It is a useful book for those who are in charge of a school and need to make fact-based decisions regarding it.

Clark, Jeff. Forgotten Statistics: A Self-Teaching Refresher Course. New York: Barrons Educational Series. 1996.

This book is just what the title says it is -- a refresher course on statistics. The book is aimed mainly at professors of statistics who may have forgotten some important concepts that they would like to teach the class. This book will help those professors to quickly re-learn what they have forgotten and enable them to then go and teach these concepts to their classes. This is a great book for college professors looking to brush up their statistics skills.

Clegg, Frances. Simple Statistics: A Course Book for Students. Massachusetts: Cambridge University Press. 1984.

Statistics presented in a simple and understandable way. This book uses humor and even cartoons to get across basic statistical concepts to students. This is a great book for any student who needs to understand statistics and is having trouble in class. Frances Clegg presents what many find to be a complicated subject in a simple, easy to understand manner.

David, Ruth. Practical Statistics for Educators. New York: University Press of America. 2000.

This statistics book is written specifically for educators. It shows how to apply research and statistics to education and presents examples that are of relevance to the field. It uses examples that are directly related to school and the classroom. An excellent teaching resource for the teacher of statistics who wants to ensure the success of his or her students.

Dolgowich, Sheila. Chances Are: Hands-On Activities in Probability and Statistics. New York: Teacher Ideas Press. 2003.

This is a great book for students who are trying to better understand statistics. The book presents practical problems to solve for students from elementary school level to middle school. The book also explains key concepts in a humorous manner and uses real-life examples in order to put students at ease regarding statistics. This is a must-have book for any student who is studying statistics and needs a little extra help to get going.

Elmore, Patricia B. Basic Statistics. New York: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. 1997.

This book goes over the basic concepts in statistics. It is written in such a way that high school and college students can easily understand it. It is a great book for students who need to understand basic statistics concepts, whether they want to get a head start in class, or need to catch up. It presents the concepts in a coherent, easy to understand way.

Falk, Ruma. Understanding Probability and Statistics: A Book of Problems. New York: A.K. Peters, Ltd. 1997.

This is a great book for students who are trying to better understand statistics. The book presents practical problems to solve for students from the high school level to graduate school. The book also explains key concepts in a humorous manner and uses real-life examples in order to put students at ease regarding statistics. This is a must-have book for any student who is studying statistics and needs a little extra help to get going.

Gal, I. And Garfield, J.B. The Assessment Challenge in Statistics Education. New York: IOS Press. 1997.

This book focuses on assessment techniques for assessing the knowledge of college students in statistics. This book is written primarily for an academic audience, and looks at the various ways a teacher can determine just how much knowledge a student has gained in statistics. Those who teach statistics are likely to be the only ones who will really understand this book. However, it is useful in understanding just how students learn statistics.

Gelman, Andrew and Nolan, Deborah. Teaching Statistics: A Bag of Tricks. London: Oxford Press. 2002.

This book includes all sorts of tricks that teachers can use to get students to understand statistics. Not only will this book help teachers to get students to understand statistics, it will also help them to increase class participation and discussion. It is likely that after using some of the tricks in this book that the enjoyment of the students toward statistics will even increase. This book is a must-have for any statistics teacher wishing to increase the successes in his or her classroom.

Heidemann, Linda Sue, et. al. Statistics, Probability, and Graphing: A Hands On Approach to Teaching Kindergarten Through Ninth Grade. New York: Hands On. 1998.

This book is a great resource for teachers who are teaching statistics to younger students. Younger students have unique learning mechanisms for learning statistics. This book helps teachers of those students to understand how their students learn statistics. It also helps these teachers to develop lesson plans and learning techniques to help these students grasp and be successful at statistics.

Hernon, Peter. Statistics: A Component of the Research Process. New York: Ablex Publishing. 1994.

This book is designed for librarians and students of library science. The book teaches how to use statistics to better maintain libraries and other information management systems. Using concrete examples and easy to understand…

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