## Presentation on theme: "1 Learning Statistics Your goals and beliefs about learning statistics are directly related to your grade in STT 215."— Presentation transcript:

4 In one semester, to learn elementary statistics you must simultaneously: Learning Statistics

5 In one semester, to learn elementary statistics you must simultaneously: develop an understanding of the most important concepts in basic statistics; Learning Statistics

6 In one semester, to learn elementary statistics you must simultaneously: develop an understanding of the most important concepts in basic statistics; acquire a certain amount of fluency with some simple computations (though technology will do most of this for you); Learning Statistics

7 In one semester, to learn elementary statistics you must simultaneously: develop an understanding of the most important concepts in basic statistics; acquire a certain amount of fluency with some simple computations (though technology will do most of this for you); learn a certain number of facts including some statistical terminology which almost certainly is new to most of you; Learning Statistics

8 In one semester, to learn elementary statistics you must simultaneously: develop an understanding of the most important concepts in basic statistics; acquire a certain amount of fluency with some simple computations (though technology will do most of this for you); learn a certain number of facts including some statistical terminology which almost certainly is new to most of you; put all the above together to solve problems and learn some general problem solving skills in various statistical situations. Learning Statistics

9 In one semester, to learn elementary statistics you must simultaneously: develop an understanding of the most important concepts in basic statistics; acquire a certain amount of fluency with some simple computations (though technology will do most of this for you); learn a certain number of facts including statistical terminology which almost certainly is new to you; put all the above together to solve problems and learn some general problem solving skills in various statistical situations. This seems like a lot, but I have seen hundreds of students be successful in putting all these things together in STT 215. Learning Statistics

10 Things that can help you do the 4 things on the previous slides: Learning Statistics

11 Things that can help you do the 4 things on the previous slides: -Come to class - something new will happen each day. Learning Statistics

12 Things that can help you do the 4 things on the previous slides: -Come to class - something new will happen each day. -Ask questions: in class, to other classmates, to me during office hours, to tutors in the Math Lab, … Learning Statistics

13 Things that can help you do the 4 things on the previous slides: -Come to class - something new will happen each day. -Ask questions: in class, to other classmates, to me during office hours, to tutors in the Math Lab, … -Read the sections of the book and work on the problems as they are assigned - don't get too far behind. Learning Statistics

14 Things that can help you do the 4 things on the previous slides: -Come to class - something new will happen each day. -Ask questions: in class, to other classmates, to me during office hours, to tutors in the Math Lab, … -Read the sections of the book and work on the problems as they are assigned - don't get too far behind. -Practice solving problems, lots of them! Learning Statistics

15 Things that can help you do the 4 things on the previous slides: -Come to class - something new will happen each day. -Ask questions: in class, to other classmates, to me during office hours, to tutors in the Math Lab, … -Read the sections of the book and work on the problems as they are assigned - don't get too far behind. -Practice solving problems, lots of them! -Learn the main concepts well so they can be applied in new problem solving situations. Learning Statistics

16 Things that can help you do the 4 things on the previous slides: -Come to class - something new will happen each day. -Ask questions: in class, to other classmates, to me during office hours, to tutors in the Math Lab, … -Read the sections of the book and work on the problems as they are assigned - don't get too far behind. -Practice solving problems, lots of them! -Learn the main concepts well so they can be applied in new problem solving situations. My job is to help you learn these important ideas in statistics. I help through the notes I've written and my lectures, in the answers I give to your questions, the problem solving modeling that I do in class, … Learning Statistics