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For resources on books, see the book pages directly:
Fresno teachers, welcome! Look for the yellow box below for material specific to you. You're welcome to look through the other materials as well, of course.
My blog, A Best-Case Scenario. Mostly about high-school statistics and modeling.
A set of videos about probability I made for my high-school (not AP) statistics class.
a page from Henri Piccioto on middle grades math.
Activities and materials from SERP. Check it out!
Data Games. Victory though data analysis!
Erickson, Tim and Triggs, Mariel. 2014. "An Early Look at Rich Learning Analytics:
Statistics Students Playing Markov."
International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9), Flagstaff, Arizona, July 2014.
Erickson, Tim. 2014. "Nuts, Snook, Babies, and Nuts."
In Sprösser, et al., eds,
Daten, Zufall, und der Rest der Welt. Wiesbaden: Springer Spektrum.
Erickson, Tim. 2013. "Caging the Capybara: Understanding Functions through Modeling."
In Wassong, et al., eds, Using Tools for Learning Mathematics and Statistics.
pp 85–96. Wiesbaden: Springer Spektrum.
Erickson, Tim. 2010. "Exploring Risk Using Data."
International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS8), Ljubljana, Slovenia, July 2010.
Erickson, Tim. 2008. "A Pretty Good Fit." The Mathematics Teacher 102(4), pp 256–262. Reston, VA: NCTM. This article is about the conceptual advantages of using sliders and residuals over automatic least-squares fitting. Go to Journal's Site
Erickson, Tim. 2008. "Informal Inference: a science connection."
Paper presented at ICME-8 in Monterrey, Mexico.
How the logic of inference mirrors that in the scientific method.
Erickson, Tim. 2007. "Wave Slicing: Exploring Periodic Functions."
Finding the period of periodic data by chopping it up
and dynamically superimposing the slices. Way cool use
of Fathom or Logger Pro.
Erickson, Tim and Ayars, Eric. 2005. "Fake
Papers as Investigation Prompts." Physics Education
This is a paper about using fake papers like the ones above in the Annals of Plausibility.
Erickson, Tim. 2005. "Stealing from Physics:
Modeling with Mathematical Functions in Data-Rich Contexts."
Teaching Mathematics and its Applications.
25 23–32. Also presented at ICME-2004.
Tim's talk at
NCNAAPT, Gunn HS, Palo Alto, November 2004.
Bryan Cooley's MASTERS research!
Erickson, Tim. 2004.
"Ntigrams: special-purpose histograms that solve some pernicious problems"
soon to be submitted somewhere.
think it belongs! Teaching Statistics? Do not cite without permission.
Erickson, Tim. 2004. "A Fresh Start for Science
Labs: Three Springboards to Inquiry" soon to be submitted somewhere.
where you think it belongs!
Science Teacher? Do not cite without permission.
Erickson, Tim. 2004. "Thinking Inside the Box:
A Normal-Force Experiment Yields Unexpected Insights" Submitted to
The Physics Teacher. Do not cite without permission.
Erickson, Tim. 2004. "Learning about Functions
in a Data-Rich Environment." Submutted to ICME-2004, but it turned
out they only let you submit one. So cite this site for now.
Erickson, Tim. 2002. "Technology, Statistics,
and Subtleties of Measurement: Bridging the Gap Between Science and Mathematics."
Presented at the 6th International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS-6).
Our NSF/SBIR Phase I final report,
Here we put links to a few useful files.
Notes from Tim's AAPT 2003 presentation
about data analysis with real astronomy data
Bryan Cooley's NCNAAPT presentation, November 2003
Tim's NCTM 2003 presentation,
Notes from Tim's NCTM 2001 presentation,
These are not from here, of course, but are useful:
Physhare (sharing ideas for secondary physics education)
PhysLrnr (physics education research)
Here we put links to current versions of software we're using in the Nature of Science project.php | MySQL
Last updated Auguat 20, 2014