Pam Norton and Matthew Ovens
School of Mathematical Sciences
Monash University, Australia
Originally presented at: The Fifth Southern Hemisphere Conference on Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Teaching and Learning (Kingfisher Delta ’05), 22-26 November 2005, Fraser Island, Queensland, Australia
Many students arrive at university with negative attitudes to statistics. The challenge has been to engage these students and show that an elementary knowledge of statistics can help them in their science studies. In this paper we report on the development of online quizzes which attempt to engage the students in their learning, the students evaluation of the quizzes, and what the quizzes told us about the problems students have in statistics.
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