Contributed Paper C237In session C8C (Wednesday 11th, 11:00-12:30, Level 2E - Room 1)
Kicking and screaming about satistics: How soccer data can potentially alleviate statistical anxiety
AuthorsJohnny Masegela (Statistics South Africa, RSA)
Juana Sanchez (Uiversity of California-LA, United States)
Dianne Cook (Monash University, Australia)
PresenterJohnny Masegela (RSA)
GAISE and many school curriculum reforms around the world aim to enhance the process of statistical inquiry across the curriculum from a very early age and to make young students statistically literate. To improve understanding of the data gathering process, its purposes and benefits to society, taking advantage of students’ interests outside the classroom to engage them in data gathering about themselves and bringing their data back to the classroom is an alternative that teachers could explore further. In this paper, we explore how the SOCCER4Stats innovative activities of Statistics South Africa could be integrated into our school’s path towards statistical literacy. The paper describes the SOCCER4Stats activities for youth and prior use of them in the International Statistical Literacy Project.