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Discovering Important Statistical Concepts Using Spreadsheets (DISCUS)
DISCUS is a set of Microsoft Excel spreadsheets designed for teaching first year undergraduate level statistics. Students can use them on their own and do not need prior knowledge of Excel. Topics include descriptive statistics, probability, binomial distributions, and regression etc. This page has links to more info about each topic, an independent review of DISCUS, and a DISCUS download. It also links to information on the creation of a Spanish version of DISCUS called Tutorial para el Aprendizaje y Razonamiento Estadstico Asistidos (TAREA).
Intended for grade levels:
  • College (13-14)
  • College (15-16)
  • Graduate / Professional
Type of resource:
  • For the classroom:
    • Computer activity
  • Mathematics
Technical requirements:
Excel spreadsheet
Cost / Copyright:
No cost
Copyright Neville Hunt and Sidney Tyrrell 1995
DLESE Catalog ID: SERC-STARTINGPOINT-000-000-000-479
Resource contact / Creator / Publisher:
Contributor: Neville Hunt
Coventry University, School of MIS