10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C112


High school, TinkerPlots, Fathom… and Independence and ANOVA. How come?


Hugo Hernández (México)


Formal concepts on Inference are fundamental on teaching Statistics since Inference is the summit of the statistic process, but at the same time those concepts are difficult to learn. A possible solution is aiming formal concepts from informal inference, supported by the use of software with contextualized data. A course was given to senior high school students to develop the basic ideas about what ANOVA and independence proofs are and how to interpret their outcomes. Some of the students discriminated when to use different tests and to give an interpretation to their outcomes. Since those subjects are not taught at high school, it seems possible to develop higher concepts on Statistics at that level by going from informal to formal inference using software.