Methods for teaching basic statistics courses

This paper is intended to show helpful and enjoyable ways of teaching statistics to college students that have non- statistics background, 10 percent of them migh know something about it though. I am basically working in collecting and writing best materials that is being used to teach basic concepts of statistics. Moreover, I have an adviser that will check my progress every 10 days approximately, so any written paper should never have being used before (no plagiarism) Therefore, I want the paper to be as guidelines for my  preparation.

In the following are points that somehow have to be in the paper and I would love to see more from your experience.

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* importance of statistics and probability in our daily life and in science.

* previous point might have some quotations from scientists or statisticians.

* other professors experience in teaching statistics (if possible)

* previous point migh have your experince( can switch it to statistics)

* ways of teaching the concepts:

# writing on boards and projected to show PowerPoint slides.

# using projecter for statistical software programs ((using R programing language for this time)

# Ask questions to make sure that students are following and getting the ideas

( these questions are already made up for concepts that easily the students can confuse of)

# group assignments( already I divided the students into groups during the semester)

Last 5-10 minutes of each class meeting is for solving this assignment and students must continuo outside of classroom if not completed within 10 mins.

# homeworks every third class meeting.

# quizzes every fifth class meeting.

# part of office hour is for R tutorial

# long period project might be assigned ( depends in time and understanding)

* objectives can be achieved in the end of the semester:

# knowledge of importance of statistics and probability. Moreover, use them in initial data analysis. Also, use them for their future carrer etc

* good conclusion.

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