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Developing Students’ Statistical Reasoning

Connecting Research and Teaching Practice

  • Joan B. Garfield
  • Dani Ben-Zvi
  • Beth Chance
  • Elsa Medina
  • Cary Roseth
  • Andrew Zieffler

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. The Foundations of Statistics Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 3-19
    3. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 21-43
    4. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 45-63
    5. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 65-89
    6. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 91-114
  3. From Research to Practice: Developing the~Big Ideas of Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-122
    2. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 123-142
    3. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 143-163
    4. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 165-186
    5. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 187-200
    6. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 201-214
    7. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 215-234
    8. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 235-259
    9. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 261-288
    10. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 289-308
  4. Implementing Change Through Collaboration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 309-312
    2. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 313-324
    3. Joan B. Garfield, Dani Ben-Zvi, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, Cary Roseth, Andrew Zieffler
      Pages 325-341
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 343-408

About this book

Introduction

Increased attention is being paid to the need for statistically educated citizens: statistics is now included in the K-12 mathematics curriculum, increasing numbers of students are taking courses in high school, and introductory statistics courses are required in college. However, increasing the amount of instruction is not sufficient to prepare statistically literate citizens. A major change is needed in how statistics is taught. To bring about this change, three dimensions of teacher knowledge need to be addressed: their knowledge of statistical content, their pedagogical knowledge, and their statistical-pedagogical knowledge, i.e., their specific knowledge about how to teach statistics. This book is written for mathematics and statistics educators and researchers. It summarizes the research and highlights the important concepts for teachers to emphasize, and shows the interrelationships among concepts. It makes specific suggestions regarding how to build classroom activities, integrate technological tools, and assess students’ learning.

This is a unique book. While providing a wealth of examples through lessons and data sets, it is also the best attempt by members of our profession to integrate suggestions from research findings with statistics concepts and pedagogy. The book’s message about the importance of listening to research is loud and clear, as is its message about alternative ways of teaching statistics. This book will impact instructors, giving them pause to consider: "Is what I’m doing now really the best thing for my students? What could I do better?"

J. Michael Shaughnessy, Professor, Dept of Mathematical Sciences, Portland State University, USA

This is a much-needed text for linking research and practice in teaching statistics. The authors have provided a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in statistics education research. The insights they have gleaned from the literature should be tremendously helpful for those involved in teaching and researching introductory courses.

Randall E. Groth, Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education, Salisbury University, USA

Keywords

ARIZ Curriculum Learning and Instruction Mathematics education Sage Statistical Education Statistical literacy Statistical reasoning Statistics education modeling

Authors and affiliations

  • Joan B. Garfield
    • 1
  • Dani Ben-Zvi
    • 2
  • Beth Chance
    • 3
  • Elsa Medina
    • 3
  • Cary Roseth
    • 4
  • Andrew Zieffler
    • 5
  1. 1.Dept. of Educational Psychology 178 Educational SciencesUniversity of MinnesotaMinneapolisUSA
  2. 2.University of Haifa Faculty of EducationMount CarmelIsrael
  3. 3.California Polytechnic State UniversitySan Luis ObispoUSA
  4. 4.Michigan State UniversityUSA
  5. 5.University of MinnesotaUSA

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