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Improving the teaching of statistics in early grades through technology-enhanced learning environments
AuthorsMaria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Efi Paparistodemou, Despina Stylianou
AbstractThe research discussed in the paper comes from a multifaceted program for the teaching and learning of early statistical reasoning in Cyprus. The overall aim of the program is to enhance the quality of statistics education offered in Cypriot elementary schools by facilitating professional development of teachers using exemplary technological and educational tools and resources. As part of the program, professional development seminars for the teaching of statistics with the use of Tinkerplots - a dynamic data-visualization package designed specifically for young learners - were designed and offered to elementary school teachers. The article discusses insights gained from the seminars regarding the ways in which computer visualization tools can enhance teachers’ content and pedagogical knowledge of statistics.