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eCOTS 2014 - Breakout Session #6


"Statistical Knowledge for Teaching Activities and Assessments"
Stephanie Casey & Andrew Ross, Eastern Michigan University; & Randall Groth, Salisbury University

Abstract

The Common Core State Standards for Mathematics (CCSS-M) include much more statistics content than previous standards, especially at the middle and secondary school levels. Their adoption by 45 states has created the opportunity and necessity for U.S. mathematics teachers to be prepared to teach a substantial amount of statistics. To teach statistics effectively, teachers need robust statistical knowledge for teaching (SKT) (Groth, 2013). In this presentation, we will engage the participants in activities and assessments we have developed and used with preservice mathematics teachers to advance and assess their SKT. The activities and assessments are aligned with the Common Core State Standards as well as the ASA's GAISE reports (ASA, 2012; Franklin et al., 2007) and the recommendations of the Conference Board of the Mathematical Sciences (2012).

The goals of this session are for participants to gain familiarity with the SKT framework, understand the types of learning activities and assessments to do with teachers that address SKT, and be inspired to make efforts at their institution to improve the preparation of teachers to teach the CCSS-M statistics standards.

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