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This is a session of Topic 1: Sustaining strengths and building capacity in statistics education

(Wednesday 16th, 10:55-12:25)

Building the capacity of mathematics and science teachers to teach statistics



The preparation of teachers is a necessary step toward sustaining strength and building capacity in statistics education. Research suggests that teachers are often under prepared to teach statistical content in schools. This session will include presentations by researchers who report on results from studies aimed at preparing teachers to teach statistics. This session will highlight essential understandings teachers need to develop in order to teach students effectively. Sessions will highlight how the statistical preparation of teachers differs from the mathematical preparation of teachers and shed light on the importance of context in the statistical problem solving process.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
1A1Curriculum expectations for teaching science and statisticsJane Watson (Australia)
1A2The Statistical Education of Teachers (SET): an American Statistical Association policy documentChristine Franklin (United States)
1A3Building high school pre-service teachers’ knowledge to teach correlation and regressionCarmen Batanero (Spain)
Maria M Gea (Spain)
Carmen Díaz (Spain)
Gustavo R Cañadas (Spain)