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   (Monday 14th, 13:45-15:45)   In session C3C

Statistics content and pedagogy in a course for pre-service secondary math teachers


Kady Schneiter (United States)


The statistics content in pre-college math courses in the US has risen considerably in recent years. In particular, the Common Core Mathematics Curriculum, which has been adopted by 45 of the 50 states, includes statistics objectives at all levels, 6-12. Nevertheless, many pre-service and in-service mathematics teachers are uncomfortable with statistical topics and apprehensive about teaching them. The prevalence of statistics in the math curriculum has created a need for teachers who are familiar with appropriate methods for teaching statistics and who have a solid understanding of statistical topics. This paper describes a teaching methods course that integrates learning about statistics content and pedagogy to prepare future secondary math teachers to teach statistics effectively.