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View Resource Cartoon: Estimating the Population Size

A cartoon to teach about the capture-recapture method to estimate population size. Cartoon by John Landers ( based on an idea and sketch from Sheila O. Weaver (University of Vermont). This is part of a three cartoon set that took first place in the cartoon category of the 2007 A-Mu-sing competition. Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
View Resource Cartoon: Home Improvement

A cartoon to teach about the value of confidence intervals compared with just giving a point estimate. Cartoon by John Landers ( based on an idea from Dennis Pearl (The Ohio State University). Free to use in the classroom and on course web sites.
View Resource Song: Plus or Minus Two

A song parody by Steve Sodergren (a.k.a. Al G Bra: see that may be sung to the tune of ?With or Without You? by U2. Can be used to stimulate conversation about confidence intervals and the typical use of 95% confidence in the media when it is not otherwise reported (i.e. being within plus or minus two standard deviations for intervals based on a normal sampling...
View Resource Quote: von Neumann on Overfitting

"I remember my friend Johnny von Neumann used to say, with four parameters I can fit an elephant, and with five I can make him wiggle his trunk." includes the quote attributed to Hungarian-American mathematician John von Neumann (1903 - 1957). The full quote was relayed by Enrico Fermi in 1953 when he was asked about the value of a result that used four free parameters in fitting experimental...
View Resource Confidence Interval Game

This applet is meant to test a student's ability to estimate p values from confidence intervals.
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