10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Contributed paper list

Contributed Paper C125


Towards a research-based framework for statistics education


Darren Macey (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Ellen Jameson (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Rachael Horsman (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Vinay Kathotia (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Lynne Mcclure (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)
Lucy Rycroft-Smith (University of Cambridge, United Kingdom)


Darren Macey (United Kingdom)


Increasingly, calls are being made to raise the profile of statistical literacy in school mathematics curricula, with a growing body of research on the subject becoming available to curriculum designers and teachers. We are developing an evidence-informed framework for mathematics education for ages 3-19 to support curriculum design, teaching, assessment and professional development, as part of the Cambridge Mathematics project at the University of Cambridge. In this paper we discuss our design approach in statistics, describing how we developed a data structure that codifies a representation of statistical skills, concepts and processes, the key links between them, and links to other topics. We will describe the goals, compromises, assumptions and evidence base which have shaped our design, and we welcome feedback from the ICOTS community.