10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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This is a session of Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level

Session 2B (Thursday 12th, 14:00-15:30,   Level 2 - Seminar Room 3)

Engaging young learners in using models and modelling in data investigations (Modelling Part 2)



Statistical modelling has been portrayed as a possible bridge between data and chance, statistics and probability, real world context and model, and formal and informal pedagogies. Furthermore, being immersed in modelling-based activities can help learners to develop their statistical reasoning about informal statistical inference (ISI), uncertainty, context, data and distribution, variability, the aggregate and more (Garfield & Ben-Zvi, 2008). Recent developments in technology (e.g., TinkerPlots 2) can support integrating exploratory data analysis approaches and probabilistic models, which allow for experimentation (e.g., improving models, simulations) and generation of data (e.g., drawing and studying random samples from a model) for learning informal inferential reasoning (IIR) (Konold, Harradine, & Kazak, 2007). This is the second of two sessions with a focus on statistical modelling.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
2B1Supporting young students emerging statistical understandings of centre through modellingJill Fielding-Wells (Australia)
Judith Hillman (Australia)
2B2The modelling path for informal inferential reasoningLucía Zapata-Cardona (Colombia)
2B3Young students’ ways of constructing and evaluating statistical modelsSibel Kazak (Turkey)
David Pratt (United Kingdom)
Rukiye Gökce (Turkey)