Type:

Interactive

Description:

Using minitab (or another computer program) students simulate the tossing of a single die 500 times and then drawing a histogram. The simulation is repeated with 500 group of 2, 10, 30 and 50 dice. The average of each group is found so that there are 500 averages of 2 dice, 500 averages of 10 dice etc. A histogram of the averages for each group is created. It is important that the horizontal scale remains the same for all histograms to show the narrowing of the histogram. Students are then asked to find the mean and standard deviation for each group are compare them to the population distribution for the tossing of a single die.

Subjects:

  • Mathematics > General

Education Levels:

  • Grade 11
  • Grade 12
  • Higher Education
  • Graduate
  • Undergraduate-Upper Division
  • Undergraduate-Lower Division

Keywords:

statistics Minitab central limit theorem

Language:

English

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