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This is a session of Topic 2: Statistics education at school level

(Thursday 17th, 10:55-12:25)

Middle school statistics education: ages 8 - 13



Children’s informal experiences with data and chance in primary and middle school should provide a platform for sustaining their interest and intuitive understanding of information throughout their school years. Intuitive understandings should be developed into sound statistical reasoning and thinking through tasks and activities embedded in the process of a statistical investigation, providing the conceptual groundwork for sustained engagement in statistics. This session will consider ways in which young students can be supported to take ownership of their learning in statistics through different and innovative teaching approaches, assessment and the use of technology.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
2B1Middle school (ages 10 – 13) students’ understanding of statisticsSteve Foti (United States)
Tim Jacobbe (United States)
Douglas Whitaker (United States)
2B2Where’s your evidence? Challenging young students’ equiprobability bias through argumentationJill Fielding-Wells (Australia)
2B3Student perspectives on being introduced to using Tinkerplots for investigationsTim Burgess (New Zealand)