Contributed Paper C237
Taking Statistics outside the classroom to a soccer field
PresenterJohnny Masegela (RSA)
Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) has introduced a number of programmes that seek to promote statistical development and one being STATS4Soccer project.
This initiative is the answer to the question, “What legacy will the ISI 2009 and 2010 World Cup leave for education in the country?
We created the innovative STATS4Soccer program as the extracurricular activity for the Capacity Building Program of Stats SA. The goal of STATS4Soccer is to help individuals see “statistics from a different view other than just mathematics and to see how it can be applied to everyday events and activities”. This innovative activity is introduced to various schools as part of the Stats SA capacity building programme. It displays how education, particularly statistics and mathematics, can gain from the soccer spectacular.