10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
Full topic list
This is a session of Topic 3: Statistics education at the post-secondary level

Session 3G (Thursday 12th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - AV Study Room)

Developing understanding of statistical concepts: From undergraduate students to pre-service mathematics teachers


Session chair: Pip Arnold


Statistics teaching is considered effective if it is successful at building statistical understanding among its learners. To achieve this, statistical educators are often required to be innovative and imaginative in their approaches to teaching statistics. Some of the approaches used by statistics educators include activities that encourage active learning among others. The effectiveness of these approaches can vary depending on the target learners. In this session, three speakers share their initiatives of building understanding of statistical concepts among a variety of learners. The learners include pre-service mathematics teachers and undergraduate students. The talks address the following questions:-How does classroom talk promotes statistics learning and statistical thinking?What are students’ preferences when choosing data sets for learning?How do pre-service teachers understand the concept of distribution?


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
3G1An analysis of patterns of classroom talk in an IT environmentKen Li (China)
Merrilyn Goos (Australia)
3G2Students’ preferences when choosing data Sets with different characteristicsJohannes Schulz (Germany)
Amy Masnick (United States)
Burkhard Priemer (Germany)
3G3Enhancing civic statistical knowledge of secondary preservice teachers for mathematicsSusanne Podworny (Germany)
Daniel Frischemeier (Germany)
Rolf Biehler (Germany)