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The Teaching and Learning of Statistics

International Perspectives

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

  • Explores multiple contexts of teaching and learning statistics

  • Includes sections on curriculum, pedagogy, learning trajectories, and assessment

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Table of contents (38 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-viii
  2. Integrating the Contextual and the Statistical Worlds

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 11-11
    2. Young Students’ Mental Modelling of Statistical Situations

      • Andreas Eichler, Markus Vogel
      Pages 13-23
    3. Children’s Wonder How to Wander Between Data and Context

      • Dani Ben-Zvi, Keren Aridor-Berger
      Pages 25-36
  3. Learning Statistics at the School Level

    1. Front Matter

      Pages 49-49
    2. The Language of Shape

      • Pip Arnold, Maxine Pfannkuch
      Pages 51-61
    3. Connections Between Statistical Thinking and Critical Thinking: A Case Study

      • Einav Aizikovitsh-Udi, Sebastian Kuntze, David Clarke
      Pages 83-94
    4. Tasks Associated to the Treatment of Tables at Elementary School and Its Level of Difficulty

      • Soledad Estrella, Arturo Mena-Lorca, Raimundo Olfos
      Pages 95-96
    5. Mathematical Modelling for Critical Statistics Education

      • Luana Oliveira Sampaio, Maria Lucia Lorenzetti Wodewotzki
      Pages 99-100
    6. Exploring Dot Plot in the Perspective of Embodied Cognition

      • Verônica Yumi Kataoka, Irene Cazorla, Eurivalda Santana, Claudia Borim da Silva
      Pages 125-126

About this book

This book presents the breadth and diversity of empirical and practical work done on statistics education around the world. A wide range of methods are used to respond to the research questions that form it's base. Case studies of single students or teachers aimed at understanding reasoning processes, large-scale experimental studies attempting to generalize trends in the teaching and learning of statistics are both employed. Various epistemological stances are described and utilized.


The teaching and learning of statistics is presented in multiple contexts in the book. These include designed settings for young children, students in formal schooling, tertiary level students, vocational schools, and teacher professional development. A diversity is evident also in the choices of what to teach (curriculum), when to teach (learning trajectory), how to teach (pedagogy), how to demonstrate evidence of learning (assessment) and what challenges teachers and students face when they solve statistical problems (reasoning and thinking).

Reviews

“The investigations cover a broad range of issues regarding the education of students in statistics at the secondary and higher education levels, along with a few sections focused on the primary level. … the book provides an effective compendium of studies regarding statistics education over a broad spectrum of teaching strategies. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division graduates through faculty.” (N. W. Schillow, Choice, Vol. 53 (11), July, 2016)

Editors and Affiliations

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

    Dani Ben-Zvi

  • School of Education, University of Queensland, St Lucia, Australia

    Katie Makar

About the editors

Dani Ben-Zvi is an associate professor at the University of Haifa in the Faculty of Education, member of the Technology in Education Graduate Department, and member of the Mathematics Education Graduate Department. He is also the co-founder of the International Collaboration for Research on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy, and co-chairs it with his co-editor, Katie Makar. His research interests include statistical reasoning and technology enhanced learning. He received his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2001 at the Department of Science Teaching. Dr Katie Makar is a senior lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Queensland. Her research looks at teaching of mathematics through inquiry. She is also known internationally for her work on statistical reasoning and informal statistical inference at the primary school level. She has done consulting work on teaching with inquiry, reasoning in chance and data, teacher professional standards and middle years curriculum. Her teaching includes courses in mathematics education, interdisciplinary curriculum, teacher professionalism, and statistics. Previously, she taught secondary mathematics for fifteen years in the US and Asia before finishing her PhD in 2004.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: The Teaching and Learning of Statistics

  • Book Subtitle: International Perspectives

  • Editors: Dani Ben-Zvi, Katie Makar

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-23470-0

  • Publisher: Springer Cham

  • eBook Packages: Education, Education (R0)

  • Copyright Information: Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-23469-4Published: 06 January 2016

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-79488-4Published: 30 March 2018

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-23470-0Published: 24 December 2015

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: VIII, 334

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Mathematics Education, Learning & Instruction

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • Own it forever
Softcover Book USD 139.99
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  • Dispatched in 3 to 5 business days
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Hardcover Book USD 139.99
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  • Durable hardcover edition
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