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Pages: 4111-4115
Publication year: 2017
ISBN: 978-84-697-6957-7
ISSN: 2340-1095
doi: 10.21125/iceri.2017.1089

Conference name: 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
Dates: 16-18 November, 2017
Location: Seville, Spain

RELATING BEANS & BAYES THROUGH AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITY

A. Peiro-Signes, O. Trull Dominguez, M. Segarra Oña

Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
Learning statistical concepts used to make decisions in an industry context is a process that can be fun with the right tools. One of the most effective ways achieve meaningful learning is through the use of experiential learning activities (ELAs), which allow students to intuitively be able to acquire knowledge that can be reinforced later in master class sessions. These activities should be fun and motivating in order to be successful.

In this paper we develop an experiential activity (ELA) using bean bags filled with white and a few black beans as a simple and efficient way to enhance students' motivation and meaningful learning of statistical concepts. In the activity bean bags from different suppliers and different qualities are handed to the students. The students perform several calcutations related to the probabilities of finding defects or black beans in a bag with white beans, leading them towards the Bayes theorem. Preliminary results on the application of this experience indicate that students get a better understanding of how to estimate probabilities in different situations and how these statistical tools can be applied to real industrial quality related problems.
@InProceedings{PEIROSIGNES2017REL,
author = {Peiro-Signes, A. and Trull Dominguez, O. and Segarra O{\~n}a, M.},
title = {RELATING BEANS & BAYES THROUGH AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITY},
series = {10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation},
booktitle = {ICERI2017 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-6957-7},
issn = {2340-1095},
doi = {10.21125/iceri.2017.1089},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/iceri.2017.1089},
publisher = {IATED},
location = {Seville, Spain},
month = {16-18 November, 2017},
year = {2017},
pages = {4111-4115}}
TY - CONF
AU - A. Peiro-Signes AU - O. Trull Dominguez AU - M. Segarra Oña
TI - RELATING BEANS & BAYES THROUGH AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITY
SN - 978-84-697-6957-7/2340-1095
DO - 10.21125/iceri.2017.1089
PY - 2017
Y1 - 16-18 November, 2017
CI - Seville, Spain
JO - 10th annual International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation
JA - ICERI2017 Proceedings
SP - 4111
EP - 4115
ER -
A. Peiro-Signes, O. Trull Dominguez, M. Segarra Oña (2017) RELATING BEANS & BAYES THROUGH AN EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING ACTIVITY, ICERI2017 Proceedings, pp. 4111-4115.
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