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 2F (Monday 9th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - AV Study Room)

Perspectives on statistics education with a focus in primary schools



Children’s informal experiences with data and chance in primary and middle school should provide a platform for sustaining their interest and intuitive understanding of information throughout their school years. Intuitive understandings should be developed into sound statistical reasoning and thinking through tasks and activities embedded in the process of a statistical investigation, providing the conceptual groundwork for sustained engagement in statistics. This session will consider ways in which young students can be supported to take ownership of their learning in statistics through different and innovative teaching approaches, assessment and the use of technology.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
2F1Is data a quantitative thing? An analysis of the concept of the mode in textbooks for grade 4-6Karin Landtblom (Sweden)
2F2Ingenuity and challenges to incorporate statistical-inquiry process into statistics lessons in primary schools: The case of JapanKazuhiro Aoyama (Japan)
Takashi Kawakami (Japan)
2F3Informal Statistical Inference and Pre-service Primary School Teachers: The Development of Content Knowledge in Teacher College EducationArjen de Vetten (The Netherlands)
Bert Van Oers (The Netherlands)
Judith Schoonenboom (Austria)
Ronald Keijzer (The Netherlands)