Contributed Paper C274In session C4B (Tuesday 10th, 11:00–12:30, Level 3E - Room A)
Designing, Teaching and Reflecting on Probabilistic Tasks
AuthorsEfi Paparistodemou (Cyprus Pedagogical Institute, Cyprus)
Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris (European University Of Cyprus, Cyprus)
PresenterEfi Paparistodemou (Cyprus)
The development of students’ stochastical literacy has become an overarching goal of statistics education internationally. In particular, teachers design lessons with engaging contexts (Chick & Pierce, 2008), focus on conceptual understanding (Watson, 2001) and pose critical questions (Reston, Jala, & Edullantes, 2006). The present research focuses on the development of early childhood teachers’ thinking on designing and teaching probability tasks. Five early childhood teachers participated in this research, which was organized around three stages of teaching: lesson design, classroom implementation and reflection. The study provides some useful insights into the varying levels of attention that teachers paid during their teaching and into the different types of instructional material they used.