This paper is from Session 2H: Perspectives on statistics education with a focus in secondary schools - session 1
which comes under Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level
Paper 2H1 (Wednesday 11th, 11:00-12:30)
Statistical contents and lessons in the Japanese curriculum of mathematics for lower secondary schools
- Shinichiro Matsumoto (Shizuoka University, Japan)
- Kazuhiro Aoyama (Aichi University of Education, Japan)
In the new Japanese curriculum of mathematics for lower secondary schools which will be implemented in 2021, statistics education has been strongly emphasized toward this knowledge-based society. The new curriculum of mathematics in lower secondary level contains descriptive statistics (histogram, box-plot, etc.) and inferential statistics (sample survey). And one of the big targets of new statistics education in Japan is using the Statistical Inquiry Process and Critical Thinking in usual lessons of lower secondary level. In this paper, we analyze the pilot lessons of the box-plot and its evaluation to clarify the actual condition of teachers and students at junior high school in Japan.