Research in the Statistics Classroom: Learning from Teaching Experiments

Dani Ben-Zvi, Joan Garfield, Andrew Zieffler

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    Increased attention is being paid, both in the United States and abroad, to the crucial need for statistically educated citizens who are able to reason about and with data while taking into account uncertainty. Statistics is now included in the grades K-12 mathematics curriculum, and increasing numbers of students are taking Advanced Placement Statistics courses in high school as well as introductory statistics courses in college. However, increasing the amount of instruction in statistics alone is not sufficient to prepare statistically literate students and citizens. A growing number of research studies reveal the difficulties involved in understanding statistical ideas and reasoning about data and chance (see, for example, Ben-Zvi and Garfield 2004; Cobb 1999; Konold and Higgins 2003; and Shaughnessy 1992).
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThinking and Reasoning with Data and Chance
    Subtitle of host publicationThe Sixty-eighth Yearbook of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    EditorsG. F. Burrill
    Place of PublicationReston, VA
    PublisherThe National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
    Number of pages15
    StatePublished - 1 Jan 2006


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