This paper is from Session 2G: Probability and modelling across the schooling levels
which comes under Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level
Paper 2G2 (Friday 13th, 11:00-12:30)
Classroom design to judge by statistical probability in junior high school
- Norihiro Nishinaka (Kindai University, Japan)
- Atsushi Yoshikawa (Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan)
We developed teaching materials and a method for statistical education based on Cobb's research (Cobb1999). As a teaching material, we prepared two types of batteries in which the statistical characteristics were different. The method leads students to creating criteria for statistical judgment.We designed this method as follows: 1) At first, students are given some information so that they can solve a given problem, but every group is given different information,2) They have to solve three problems in a different context for each group, 3) They can find out other information when other groups present their answers. In this way, statistical concepts that we have not taught naturally occurred among the students.