3000 Hits Lesson Overview

Author: Matthew Whitney
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My favorite lesson is a statistics exploration using data from Major League Baseball's (MLB) 3000-Hits Club. Students in my introductorystatistics course analyze two 1-variable data sets—career batting average and total career hits—that have significant differences in variability and distribution (Wikimedia Foundation 2017a).

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Matthew Whitney, mwhitney@shschools.com, has taught high school math since 1996, has been a professional educator since 1983, and is a lifelong fan of the Boston Red Sox.

(Corresponding author is Whitney mwhitney@shschools.com)
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