S05: No Joke! Let’s Talk About Teaching with Fun!

John Weber, Larry Lesser and Dennis Pearl


With the CAUSEweb collection of fun items now exceeding 600 and supported by literature links and lesson plan guidance, this is a great time to try using fun in your teaching. The collection (www.causeweb.org/cause/resources/fun) can be searched by type such as cartoons, songs, games, jokes, magic, etc. and by statistical topic, or keyword.

“Fun-feathered friends” interested in the use of fun in teaching statistics are invited to gather for lunch to discuss possible collaborative opportunities. Depending on the interests of the attendees, possible topics include collection enhancement, professional development, sharing lesson plans and experiences, or research.

For a gentle introduction to teaching with fun, see www.causeweb.org/cause/resources/fun/references.