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This paper is from Session 2E: Training teachers for statistical education
which comes under Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level             Full topic list

(Monday 3rd, 10:30-12:30)

A post-calculus introduction to statistics for future secondary teachers



  • Elsa Medina
  • Beth Chance


We describe our experiences with developing and teaching a new introductory statistics course for prospective teachers of secondary mathematics. The course emphasizes statistical concepts through their applications in the context of recent scientific studies, and it uses an interactive technology-enhanced pedagogical approach that models recommended practice for teachers. A concurrent seminar course introduces students to seminal articles and research findings in statistics education, and encourages them to reflect on their learning experiences in the course as a way to prepare for their own teaching of statistics. Feedback and evaluation from students will be discussed.