How to Get Your Kids Interested in Statistics


Statistics can be a fun subject, but it will be difficult for you to make your kids understand that. As far as they are concerned, statistics, just like mathematics, is there to ruin their lives. 

However, you can get your kids interested in statistics if you manage to help them overcome their problems, and show them how useful this subject can be. In this article, we will explore these and a few other simple things you can do to get your kids interested in statistics.

Help Them Understand the Basics

Kids consider statistics to be just another branch of mathematics. And while it does take a lot of elements from that subject, statistics has a lot more to offer. The mathematical operations you perform in statistics are part of a bigger picture, something your kids can only see if they are familiar with the basics and what they can eventually do.

For you to get your kids interested in statistics, you must first help them understand the basics. To do that, you will have to drive away from the thought that statistics is just another form of maths. A lot of kids detest maths as a subject and anything associated with it. So instead of explaining the basics as mathematical concepts, you will have to take a more theoretical approach.

As you break down each mathematical formula, and what terms like mean, median, and mode stand for, you will have to show them how these terms and formulae can be used in real-life scenarios. Use those examples to teach your kids where and how they can apply the basics to derive more complex solutions to problems. 

Knowing these simple things can help clear your kid’s concept to a great extent. That will allow them to enjoy working with statistics rather than simply doing it just for the sake of grades.

Practice More Problems

Now that they are familiar with the basics and what they can do with that knowledge, it is time for your kids to get some practice done. 

Start by helping your kids with their stats, homework or assignments. The more problems they practice, the better they will get. Let them handle all the easy ones on their own. You can help them out with the more difficult questions.

While solving the problems, avoid teaching them shortcut methods for the time being. Assuming that they are still new to the subject or not that well-acquainted with it, they should not use shortcut methods just so that they can finish the problems more quickly. They need to take the longer route so that they can understand better.

In case you are facing a bit of trouble, you can seek statistics homework answers or assignment help online. There are a variety of online forums and platforms that can help you and your kids deal with your statistics questions. They usually have a team of qualified tutors or academic professionals to provide homework help and assistance. Students all over the world use these services to get help on their homework and assignments, as well as to learn better.

Visualize the Data and Solutions

Statistics is all about data and mathematical calculations, which can get boring for your kids. So to ensure a better and more effective learning experience, you should consider using different visualization techniques to make the data, as well as the solutions, seem more interesting.

For visualizing your data, you can use simple tools like Microsoft Excel. In case you want something more interactive, try Microsoft’s Power BI.

With these tools, you can generate different types of graphs, charts, and diagrams that can help make the learning experience more enjoyable for your kids. Let them play around with the data as well. That way, they can see how manipulating the data can impact the final results. 

Explain the Scope of Statistics

Statistics is widely used in many different jobs and fields like data science, economics, machine learning, and so on. Once you introduce your kids to these fields and how statistics are being used here, they will surely be more interested in this subject.

Let them know that whatever field they are looking forward to joining in the future, there is always a chance that they will require at least some statistical knowledge.

Once you have ensured all this, your kids are bound to generate more interest in statistics. After that, you just have to follow up on them and make sure that they are practicing regularly.

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LaDonna Dennis

LaDonna Dennis is the founder and creator of Mom Blog Society. She wears many hats. She is a Homemaker*Blogger*Crafter*Reader*Pinner*Friend*Animal Lover* Former writer of Frost Illustrated and, Cancer...SURVIVOR! LaDonna is happily married to the love of her life, the mother of 3 grown children and "Grams" to 3 grandchildren. She adores animals and has four furbabies: Makia ( a German Shepherd, whose mission in life is to be her attached to her hip) and Hachie, (an OCD Alaskan Malamute, and Akia (An Alaskan Malamute) who is just sweet as can be. And Sassy, a four-month-old German Shepherd who has quickly stolen her heart and become the most precious fur baby of all times. Aside from the humans in her life, LaDonna's fur babies are her world.

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2 years ago

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Daniel Tan
Daniel Tan
2 years ago

I used similar techniques when I wanted my son to pull up linear algebra. Before enrolling him in courses, I wanted to explain to him what is the general use of mathematics in his life and somehow interest him