The North Island has the bigger population, but does the South Island have the bigger motor vehicle engines? An introduction to bootstrapping

The lessons introduce the concept of resampling through bootstrapping, leading to the formation of a confidence interval of the difference between two means or two medians. The students experience sampling variation and bootstrapping visually through the aid of technology and manually through a physical exercise involving data cards of a sample from a very large population. A confidence interval of the difference between two population parameters is formed and interpreted. Lastly the experience using technology is formalised.

Mark Hooper (Otago Boys’ High School)mailto:mark.hooper@obhs.school.nz
September 25, 2019

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