Developing Teachers’ Statistical Thinking

Maxine Pfannkuch, Dani Ben-Zvi

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review


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.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNew ICMI Study Series
Number of pages11
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameNew ICMI Study Series
ISSN (Print)1387-6872
ISSN (Electronic)2215-1745

Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:
© 2011, Springer Science+Business Media B.V.


  • Enquiry Cycle
  • Formative Assessment
  • Pedagogical Content Knowledge
  • Statistical Argumentation
  • Statistical Reasoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics (miscellaneous)
  • Education


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