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Teaching statistics at high school: an alternative approach


Lorí Viali, Renate Grings Sebastiani


Lorí Viali (Brazil)


The main purpose of this work is to verify the learning and the students’ interest in Statistics, from a contextual approach with the help of technological resources. To get students attention and their involvement spreadsheet was used in the classes. The work was done with a group from the third year (last year) of High School of a public school from the country side of the state of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. The classes were taught in a computer lab, using a data show and the spreadsheet. Prior to the classes, the students were asked to answer a questionnaire in order to verify their previous knowledge about the subject. Straight after the classes the students were submitted to questionnaires and evaluations, in order to get information about their learning, motivation and performance on those subjects.