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THE USE OF ANECDOTES IN TEACHING THE INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS
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  • Journal title : Honam Mathematical Journal
  • Volume 31, Issue 4,  2009, pp.541-558
  • Publisher : The Honam Mathematical Society
  • DOI : 10.5831/HMJ.2009.31.4.541
 Title & Authors
THE USE OF ANECDOTES IN TEACHING THE INTRODUCTORY STATISTICS FOR THE PROSPECTIVE TEACHERS
Lee, Sang-Gone;
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 Abstract
Anecdotes can produce an emotional and simple response that decreases stress and anxiety in a classroom. The use of anecdotes in building concepts of statistics can support an effective way of teaching and learning statistics. Particularly, we demonstrate several anecdotes including pictures as the medium of image that are designed to motivate statistical ideas by placing them at the beginning of a lecture and by appealing to prospective teachers weighed down. Our purpose is that under the constructivist view, prospective teachers have an opportunity effectively to teach statistical concepts using humorous anecdotes and to experience significant beliefs on identifying some frequent misconceptions in statistics. At this procedure, the anecdotal teaching practice is concerned with describing and evaluating many humorous anecdotes we have found useful in teaching introductory statistics. We hope that this paper can be helpful to prospective teachers who will teach students such topics as descriptive statistics, sampling, and hypothesis testing.
 Keywords
Anecdote;Constructivism;Prospective teacher;
 Language
English
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