DISCUS consists of eight Excel workbooks and a set of associated photocopiable work cards covering the topics:
Descriptive Statistics, Probability, Binomial Distributions, The Poisson Distribution, Continuous Distributions, Sampling, Regression and Hypothesis Testing.
The materials are designed to be used off the shelf by students working on their own, and little preparation by teaching staff is required. Each workbook consists of a series of interactive spreadsheets on a particular topic. No prior knowledge of Excel is necessary.
The accompanying work cards provide a series of thought provoking challenges which it is hoped will help the student to gain insight and understanding.