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Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using SpreadSheets
The Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spread Sheets (DISCUSS) project is a modified and supplemented web-based implementation of the initial DISCUS materials for teaching elementary statistics at the introductory level. The site aims to integrate the powerful interactive capabilities of Microsoft Excel with the convenience of web-based resource materials using Microsoft Internet Explorer. There are several modules within the project. Modules include, [no comma] charts and graphs, the binomial distribution, the Poission distribution, sampling, regression and correlation, Buffons needle, critical path analysis and examples of coupon collecting and dice. Many of the modules are interactive with exercises to be done by hand or with Excel and web links. DISCUSS is a sequel to DISCUS (
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Presentation / Demo
  • Text:
    • Ref. material
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
No specific technical requirements, just a browser required
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright 1997 Coventry University. All rights reserved.
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-077
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Author: Neville Hunt
Coventry University

Author: Sidney Tyrrell
Coventry University