Topics and Trends in Current Statistics Education Research: International Perspectives

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Gail Burrill, Dani Ben-Zvi
Springer, Feb 15, 2019 - Education - 422 pages

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.

 

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Contents

Tackling Conditional Probability Misconceptions
3
2 Students Development of Measures
27
3 Students Reasoning About Variation in Risk Context
51
4 Students Aggregate Reasoning with Covariation
71
Teaching for Understanding
95
5 Design for Reasoning with Uncertainty
97
The Role of Technology
122
Understanding Students Informal Inferences Through an Inferentialist Epistemology
153
Measures of Variation
245
Professional Learning in a Blended Format Statistics and Modeling Course
265
13 Statistical Reasoning When Comparing Groups with SoftwareFrameworks and Their Application to Qualitative Video Data
283
Teachers Perspectives
306
Opportunities and Challenges for Its Development
309
15 A Study of Indonesian Preservice English as a Foreign Language Teachers Values on Learning Statistics
329
Statistics Curriculum
348
Tensions and Compromises in Design
351

8 Posing Comparative Statistical Investigative Questions
173
Teachers Knowledge Preservice and Inservice
196
Exploring Their Reasoning During a Growing Samples Activity
199
Example of the Concept of Variability
225
17 Critical Citizenship in Colombian Statistics Textbooks
372
Possibilities for Transforming the School Mathematics Curriculum
391
Index
412
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