MAA Writing Awards
Statistical Inference for the General Education Student-It Can Be Done
Award: George Pólya
Year of Award: 1978
Publication Information: The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 8 (1977), pp. 223-230
Summary: A three-part approach to teaching a general education statistical inference course without getting bogged down with descriptive statistics and combinatorics.
About the Authors: (from The College Mathematics Journal, Vol. 8 (1977)) Allen H. Holmes worked with UICSM, was assistant professor of mathematics at the University of Missouri, St. Louis, and is presently the Schilling Professor of Mathematics at the St. Paul Academy and Summit School. He is mainly concerned with vector geometry, probability and statistics, music and astronomy.
Walter J. Sanders has taught high school in the state of Washington and has been a faculty member at Chico State College, Western Washington State College and the University of Illinois. He is currently Associate Professor of Elementary Education and Director of the Mathematics Curriculum Laboratory at Indiana State University. His interests are in curricular development and teacher preparation.
John W. LeDuc has taught at Maine Township High School and Elgin Community College and is currently Associate Professor of Mathematics at Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois, where he has been since 1965. His particular interests are teacher preparation and curriculum development.