A normal bell curve that is made with humans

A picture was found at the website of the department of statistics and actuarial science at Simon Fraser University.

Figure 1 – Normal Bell Curve of Heights of Students (found here)

Though this normal bell curve is not the work of nature, the idea is clever. A picture of a normal distribution should never go to waste. So we write about it in our introductory statistics blog (see here). Indeed, it is an excellent opportunity to discuss properties of normal distribution.

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One thought on “A normal bell curve that is made with humans

  1. Good work! Such real-world illustrations, if used to explain theoretical concepts to school children, will help them “really” understand the concept, and hopefully draw them towards a career in math and science research. In many developing and underdeveloped countries, not only is there a shortage of well-trained teachers, but also the problem of teaching methodology being too pedantic, with focus often being on making students pass exams, even if that comes through memorization rather than on thorough understanding.

    Blog posts like this have the potential to ignite innovation in the minds of school teachers. Thank you Dan!


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