Statistics with the TI84 Plus Calculator
by Brendan Kelly (Author), Teresa Kelly (Editor), Cartoons by Sidney Harris (Illustrator)
Brendan Kelly is Professor Emeritus at the Faculty of Education, University of Toronto (OISE/UT). He holds two doctorate degrees: a Ph.D. in Mathematics (Number Theory) from U. of T. and an Ed.D. in Computer Applications from the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. In his capacity as senior author for the Pearson Education Publishing Company...
Dr. Kelly has authored more than sixty books. Professor Kelly has spoken at more than 100 conferences and has been the keynote speaker at various conferences across Canada and the United States. He was the closing speaker at the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics Conference in Chicago at which there were over 20,000 in attendance...
Perfect Paperback: 104 pages
Publisher: Brendan Kelly Publishing Inc.; 1st edition (September 5, 2006)
Language: English
ISBN10: 1895997275
ISBN13: 9781895997279
This Books Allow Teachers and Students to Easily Integrate the TI84 Plus Graphing Calculator Into Teaching and Learning Mathematics
The information age has made statistics one of the most important branches of mathematics. It should be explored using real data from interesting and current sources.
Using this book, students enter real data onto spreadsheets or into statistical plots on the TI84 Plus while you guide their learning and help them draw appropriate inferences. Keying sequences guide them through the labyrinth of statistics menus on the TI84 Plus without the need to page through the calculator manual. Detailed solutions at the back of the book help students over obstacles to their learning and the application of various statistical techniques accessible on the TI84 Plus menus and submenus are absorbed with minimal effort as the concepts of statistics are explored. Programs are included to perform experiments such as those applied in Monte Carlo investigations. Historical vignettes are included to add a human dimension to the mathematical excursions.
The topics included are statistical inference, data graphs, central tendency, measures of dispersion, correlation, regression lines, statistical distributions such as the normal distribution, the Central Limit Theorem, sampling, Monte Carlo methods, confidence intervals and hypothesis testing. The probability density functions for the binomial, normal, t, Chi Square and F distributions are defined and their properties are explored in terms of their application to tests of hypotheses. New explorations in sampling techniques and inference have been added to the previous edition for the TI83 Plus. For those with the TI84 Plus Silver Edition, this book includes references to the statistical simulations involving coin and dice tossing experiments found on the Applications menu.
These books allow teachers and students to easily integrate the graphing calculator into teaching and learning mathematics. Each exploration in the book begins with a little piece of mathematical history then, through stepbystep explanation and lists of calculator key sequences, presents such varied topics as finding the roots of an equation, working with parametric equations, and using highend statistical analysis, such as chisquare frequency function and F distribution.
Following the explanation for each exploration are practice exercises for students. A fully workedout solution to each exercise is included in the answerkey section at the end of each publication. The exercises require higher mental activity than do many high school mathematics textbooks. The easytofollow format will quickly cure graphingcalculator phobia. These resources are especially useful for teachers who have never used graphing calculators.
They quickly teach the most common functions of the calculator and are correlated to the most common areas of the high school curriculum. These publications are a must for any high school mathematics department that uses TI83 calculators. The mathematical cartoons are a nice touch throughout both publications.

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