I would like to teach the German Tank Problem to bright students with little prerequisites. They are 16 year old high school students with a lot of maths competition experience, but no prior knowledge of statistics

Does anybody have a source that explains the reasoning behind the frequentist and bayesian approach in an accessible manner?

  • $\begingroup$ They are actually 16 year old high school students with a lot of experience from maths competitions. So the source could be abstract and mathematically precise, but should not expect the reader to know a lot about frequentist and bayesian statistics. $\endgroup$ Nov 20, 2019 at 15:34
  • $\begingroup$ Thank you. I have edited the question. $\endgroup$ Nov 20, 2019 at 15:38
  • $\begingroup$ @Namaste Thank you for your links which are interesting. I already have a rough idea of the two approaches in general, but I would like to understand them more in the context of the German Tank Problem. The wikipedia article I linked gives some explanation, but with too little details for me to follow it. $\endgroup$ Nov 20, 2019 at 15:55
  • $\begingroup$ @Namaste It is helpful and I appreciate your sources. It just wanted to make sure what exactly I am looking for. $\endgroup$ Nov 20, 2019 at 16:07
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    $\begingroup$ I will be hearing a generalist talk on this in a couple days (see this abstract) so you may want to email the speaker (who is a good expositor) as to sources that approach things from the point of view you are looking for. $\endgroup$
    – kcrisman
    Nov 20, 2019 at 18:15


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