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Activity Number: 611
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Thursday, August 2, 2012 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract - #305984
Title: Implementing Auto-generated Power Point Slides for Demonstrating Statistical Concepts
Author(s): Jen-Ting Wang*+ and Sen Zhang
Companies: SUNY at Oneonta and SUNY at Oneonta
Address: 322 Fitz, Oneonta, NY, 13820, United States
Keywords: Teaching Statistics ; Technology ; Central Limit Theorem

Students learn better with visual aids. It is especially true in learning statistics, in which some concepts are difficult or impossible to picture or calculate in our head, such as the Central Limit Theorem (CLT). To better explain the theorem, it requires thousands of iterations of procedures in sampling, graphing and computing an enormous quantity of data. The whole detailed process is too tedious to demonstrate. Currently there are no instruments available that not only show and record the complete statistical procedures but also require no knowledge of additional software. Therefore, we apply a novel programming technique that automatically generates teaching PPT slides to effectively illustrate the concepts and results of the CLT. The PPT demonstration will be focused on presenting statistical calculation results and graphs in a dynamic manner.

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