Intuitive strategies for teaching statistics


Book: 
Proceedings of the First Scientific Meeting of the International Association for Statistical Education
Authors: 
Borovcnik, M. G.
Editors: 
Brunelli, L., & Cicchitelli, G.
Category: 
Pages: 
355-366
Year: 
1993
Publisher: 
University of Perugia, Italy
Place: 
Perugia, Italy
Abstract: 

Individual thinking is driven by intuitions which have nearly no counterpart in the concepts which one learns from theory. This is especially true for stochastics teaching and is the main cause that is not very effective. The author reports about powerful strategies that might bridge the gap between individual intuitions and formal concepts. This gives a clear insight into difficult concepts and changes the behaviour of the learners.