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Title of the educational product
Type of deliverables
Lesson Plan
Student Age
14 - 15
Thematic area
Language of the deliverable
Polish, English
Description of the educational product
The aim of the lesson is to introduce the topic of statistics. Despite the very large relationship with reality is not easy subject for teaching. The reason is that different types of data are used to surveys and child usually receives them from the book. The interest of the student may occur when he/she is involved in the process. Therefore practical exercise with dice is introduced. Students learn the basic knowledge about statistics. Due to practical exercises they practice counting skills and ICT skills through use of Excel.
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Date: 2015.10.09

Posted by:
Jakub Janošík - (Slovakia)

It is great to learn using some concrete experiments. We enjoy it more, it is also easier to remember, because we have come to final knowledge by ourselves.
We would definitely love to have a play with dice. It can be interesting combination of two subjects – mathematics and informatics. We will process results of our experiments by Excel software. I am looking forward to this lesson.
I hope our maths teacher will like this subject in the same way I like it. She is opened to new ideas; therefore I believe it will be fine with her

Date: 2015.10.08

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Darina Dolešová - (Slovakia)

Teacher who has developed the material came with the great idea how to encourage pupils to investigate how the statistics work. Experiencing is more effective way of absorbing the learning content, and it is also easier to remember, when we compare it with with teacher’s explanations. (Dolešová – teacher)
It is great to learn using some concrete experiments. We enjoy it more, it is also easier to remember, because we have come to final knowledge by ourselves.
(Jánošík – pupil)

I think that statistics as a part of maths are naturally interesting for pupils. Thanks to them they can meet with practical usage of maths in real life. There is plenty of space to show practical usage of statistics. Pupils, for example, love to play – therefore the dice experiment would surely catch their attention. At the same time it helps them to understand basic terms and principles of statistics as such. Apart of that they also work with PC – use Excel software, when assessing the results. Doing that they also enhance their competences in informatics

Date: 2015.10.07

Posted by:
Bogumiła Szukalska - (Poland)

Mathematics becomes more attractive if we can play with it. Games and fun math activities help the student develop thinking combination, stimulate mental activity and the desire to self-overcoming difficulties. They train logical thinking, abstracting and classifying. Students willingly participate in this type of activities. I like this approach.

Date: 2015.09.28

Posted by:
Alberto Dominguez - (Spain)

I Agree with other comments, and also makes me ask why this basic statistical concepts have been taught by books and blackboards. The first approach to statistics is better done with a lesson plan like this. Playing dice will serve as a first glance and as a base to expand the later concepts having a solid example (or statistical experiment)

Date: 2015.09.21

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Anna Luise - (Italy)

The idea of having to teach the basics of statistics in a practical way and not only through exercises and tables is really fasinating, I would like to try it again in class, especially because in addition to the mathematical competence it can also help children to acquire language skills. Elaboration of questionnaires in English and present them to the tourists who visit our country, to investigate any phenomenon, could be an alternative to the traditional method of teaching.

Date: 2015.08.21

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Andreea Zota - (Romania)

Statistics is a complicated domain. It involves Math and you need to be keen on calculations. This model of working is very intereseting because students are playing and learning in the same time. In general, you need to be very focuesd on what you are doing if you are playing dice. Many people can't play it more than 30 minutes because they lose attention. Because of this, students need to be very concentrated. Using this method, they will retain everything about this stimulating game based on statistics.


Dissemination Seminar in Florence

31 October 2015 The seminar has been held in ITIS “A. Meucci” one of the schools involved within Goerudio project activities. Its main aim was to promote the results of the project toward a broad sample of stakeholders even overcrossing the number of people directly involved in the production of project outcomes. This purpose has been totally achieved especially thanks to the participation of students and teachers coming from different schools or from other classes instead of those ones directly involved within the project activities.