chapter  9
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Multimedia for teaching statistics

Chapter 8 was concerned with various aspects of computer software and its use in statistical instruction. In this chapter, we discuss recent developments in pocket calculators, computer hardware and peripherals, and suggest some ways in which these might be used in teaching. Ideally, students need to become familiar with both calculators and computers, and to learn how to choose the most appropriate tool (which could simply be pencil and paper!) for their data processing. Consideration is also given to the management and evaluation of other educational media, both technical and non-technical. Textbooks, the traditional teaching resource, are considered from the point of view of their content, their presentation style, and the design of their exercise material.