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

Contributed Paper C128


Using Playful Learning in a Large Classroom Introductory Statistics Course


Gerald Kroisandt (Germany)
Christina Andersson (Germany)


Gerald Kroisandt (Germany)


Teaching an introductory statistics course to non-statistics students is often a challenge. One of the problems is lack of motivation among the students. An additional aggravating issue in the course Statistics in the B.Sc. program Computer Science is the large classroom setting of the course. To increase the motivation of the students, we have introduced three different playful approaches to statistics in the introductory statistics course. We explain how these approaches successfully could be applied, still using the constraint that the course should be taught as a large classroom course. Furthermore, we discuss the results of the first in-class usage of the playful approaches.