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Topics and Trends in Current Statistics Education Research

International Perspectives

  • Provides current empirical and practical examples of the teaching and learning of statistics around the world

  • Shares insights on the why and how to face the growing challenges of the big data era

  • Includes practical examples of best practices in teaching how to reason with data and chance

Part of the book series: ICME-13 Monographs (ICME13Mo)

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Table of contents (18 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xvii
  2. Student Understanding

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 1-1
    2. Visualizing Chance: Tackling Conditional Probability Misconceptions

      • Stephanie Budgett, Maxine Pfannkuch
      Pages 3-25
    3. Students’ Development of Measures

      • Christian Büscher
      Pages 27-50
    4. Students Reasoning About Variation in Risk Context

      • José Antonio Orta Amaro, Ernesto A. Sánchez
      Pages 51-69
    5. Students’ Aggregate Reasoning with Covariation

      • Keren Aridor, Dani Ben-Zvi
      Pages 71-94
  3. Teaching for Understanding

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 95-95
    2. Design for Reasoning with Uncertainty

      • Hana Manor Braham, Dani Ben-Zvi
      Pages 97-121
    3. Posing Comparative Statistical Investigative Questions

      • Pip Arnold, Maxine Pfannkuch
      Pages 173-195
  4. Teachers’ Perspectives

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 307-307

About this book

This book focuses on international research in statistics education, providing a solid understanding of the challenges in learning statistics. It presents the teaching and learning of statistics in various contexts, including designed settings for young children, students in formal schooling, tertiary level students, and teacher professional development. The book describes research on what to teach and platforms for delivering content (curriculum), strategies on how to teach for deep understanding, and includes several chapters on developing conceptual understanding (pedagogy and technology), teacher knowledge and beliefs, and the challenges teachers and students face when they solve statistical problems (reasoning and thinking). This new research in the field offers critical insights for college instructors, classroom teachers, curriculum designers, researchers in mathematics and statistics education as well as policy makers and newcomers to the field of statistics education.

 Statistics has become one of the key areas of study in the modern world of information and big data. The dramatic increase in demand for learning statistics in all disciplines is accompanied by tremendous growth in research in statistics education. Increasingly, countries are teaching more quantitative reasoning and statistics at lower and lower grade levels within mathematics, science and across many content areas. Research has revealed the many challenges in helping learners develop statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking, and new curricula and technology tools show promise in facilitating the achievement of these desired outcomes.

Editors and Affiliations

  • Program in Mathematics Education, Michigan State University, East Lansing, USA

    Gail Burrill

  • Faculty of Education, University of Haifa, Haifa, Israel

    Dani Ben-Zvi

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eBook USD 129.00
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Hardcover Book USD 169.99
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