Contributed Paper C130
Appetizers and Desserts in Teaching Statistics
PresenterJosefina Almeda (Philippines)
Statistics is a course that is not easy to swallow especially by non-statistics students. It needs to be taught in such a way that appreciation will come first so that understanding follows. The teacher uses appetizers and desserts to provide ways of making Statistics easier to digest. Appetizers are introduced to stimulate the student’s appetite to get them hungry for more statistics. It comes in the form of games, quotation, jokes, actual studies, and real data sets related to the subject matter that complement the main course that is to follow. On the other hand, desserts are served at the end of a topic. Desserts come in the form of games, activities, crossword puzzles, and quiz bee. Appetizers and desserts motivate students to learn statistics.