10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan

Innovations in teaching probability



The sessions in this topic will explore current innovations and new directions that identify the challenges in teaching probability and the opportunities to support probabilistic thinking, including its relationship with statistics. Concepts and models of uncertainty and variability are at the heart of statistical thinking and analysis. Probability and statistics are therefore intertwined, driven by data, real contexts, modelling and problem-solving. Students hold ideas about probability based on their life experiences, which the teaching of probability can build on and challenge. As a result, sustainable representations of probability, integrated with data and statistical thinking, can be developed.


6ABayesian inference (probability) goes to school: meanings, tasks and instructional challenges
6BProbability and p-values — probing the problems
6CInterdisciplinarity and innovation
6DTeaching probability to future teachers of mathematics and statistics
6EModeling distributions to connect chance processes, data production, and data distributions
6FTeachers’ awareness of conceptual connections between probability and statistics