Developing teachers’ statistical thinking


Book: 
Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education (A Joint ICMI/IASE Study, The 18th ICMI Study)
Authors: 
Pfannkuch, M., & Ben-Zvi, D.
Editors: 
C. Batanero, G. Burrill, & C. Reading
Type: 
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Pages: 
323-333
Year: 
2011
Publisher: 
Springer
Abstract: 

In this chapter learning experiences that teachers need in order to develop their ability to think and reason statistically are described. It is argued that teacher courses should be designed around five major themes: developing understanding of key statistical concepts; developing the ability to explore and learn from data; developing statistical argumentation; using formative assessment; and learning to understand students’ reasoning.