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Version number 2,981,239,487 of the German Tank Problem

November 25, 2012

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The AP Statistics kiddos are heading into the land of sampling distributions when we go back on Monday. The introduction to this unit is the German Tank problem, which is intended to hammer the concept of unbiased estimation into their heads. Last year, they were given the general story and told to come up with […]

A Day in the Life of a Teacher

November 14, 2012

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I teach high-school aged kiddos. I really enjoy the time I get to spend with the students. Here is a day in my life. This blog seems so long. But…thank you for reading. We didn’t have school yesterday because Veteran’s Day was Sunday. Respect and admiration for all those who serve and served, including family members (3 […]

A defense of the zero in SBG

November 5, 2012

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Reassessment Request When I started SBG this year, I never thought I would need to make the above document. But there have been very few requests to reassess so far this year, until this week, when all of a sudden I got no less than 20 requests…all of which started with the phrase “I didn’t […]

Trigonometric Identities

November 4, 2012

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This is something of a re-post. I was pretty irritated with myself for whining last post, so I trashed that one. But there was still some decent stuff in there, so here it is: My triggers are in Identity Land. They should be ok with it, since there isn’t a wrong answer, unless they do […]