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

Contributed Paper C136

In session C10B  (Thursday 12th, 14:00–15:30,   Level 2E - Room 1)

Consideration how a statistical method should be learned for a junior high school student using realistic scenarios


Kosuke Mineno (Japan)


This study aimed to develop a method of teaching statistics to improve students’ understanding and application of statistical concepts. It examined 158 junior high school students in four classrooms to develop scenarios for designing statistics courses where prediction is performed as a linear function using time series data. The first is that asked questions to encourage critical assessment of the linear model. The second is that using a scenario that could not be predicted as a linear function. And students engaged in activities to determine the applicability of linear regression. The results found that the students constructed various models focused on data scattering and scenarios to examine the relevance of a linear function are effective teaching methods.