This paper is from Session 6D: Teaching probability to future teachers of mathematics and statistics
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which comes under Topic 6: Innovation and reform in teaching probability within statistics

(Monday 14th, 10:55-12:25)

Transforming media items into classroom tasks in the context of a study group




Interpretation of statistical information which is included in media extracts is considered as a critical aspect of statistical literacy. In the context of a study group, seven secondary teachers were given a media item and were asked to analyze it and transform it into a classroom task. In this paper we focus on the process of this transformation and we explore factors that frame the integration of media in the teaching of statistics. Results show that among the main aspects that affect the transformation process are: teachers’ familiarity with the context in media reports, difficulties in defining learning goals and teachers’ low self-confidence regarding classroom management issues.