Functional fun in statistics teaching: Resources, research and recommendations

Lawrence M. Lesser, Dennis K. Pearl

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This paper presents an overview of modalities that can be used to make learning statistics fun. Representative examples or points of departure in the literature are provided for no less than 20 modalities. Empirical evidence of effectiveness specific to statistics education is starting to emerge for some of these modalities - namely, humor, song, and cartoons. To reinforce their effectiveness as an intentional teaching tool, the authors offer practical implementation tips.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Statistics Education
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2008

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Education
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty


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