• Using Simulation by Excel and R in the Teaching of Probability and Statistics for Non-Math Major Students

    Bui Anh Kiet1, Jean-baptiste Lagrange2

    1. Cantho University.
    2. LDAR, Université Paris-Diderot, France.

    Abstract: In Vietnam, the teaching of probability gives an important place to a «classical» approach based on the formula of Laplace, and inferential statistics is seen as an application. Moreover, the teaching does not include the use of software, generic or dedicated to statistics. This leads to difficulties that have special meaning for students of other disciplines as mathematics, to be prepared for an understanding of random phenomena and a statistical approach in real life. This article aims to assess the possibility of introducing “viable” innovations in teaching probability and statistics at the university level in Vietnam, and the improvements that these innovations bring to the understanding of the students.

    Keywords: frequentist approach, probability and statistics, R, spreadsheet, models.

    Pages: 210 – 220 | Full PDF Paper