Electronic Proceedings of the Twentieth Annual International Conference on Technology in Collegiate MathematicsSan Antonio, Texas, March 69, 2008Paper C020
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Teaching Statistical Thinking Using Spreadsheets 
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Mathematics, statistics, and spreadsheet data processing form a logical chain. A famous Cauchy functional equation is used for development of statistical procedure that tests the rate of expansion of an observed phenomenon. A spreadsheet is presented that tests Malthusian theory of population growth.
Keyword(s): statistics, spreadsheets