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The Teaching and Learning of Statistics

International Perspectives

Editors: Ben-Zvi, Dani, Makar, Katie (Eds.)

  • Provides both empirical and practical examples of the teaching and learning of statistics around the world
  • Explores multiple contexts of teaching and learning statistics
  • Includes sections on curriculum, pedagogy, learning trajectories, and assessment
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About this book

This book presents the breadth and diversity of empirical and practical work done on statistics education around the world. A wide range of methods are used to respond to the research questions that form it's base. Case studies of single students or teachers aimed at understanding reasoning processes, large-scale experimental studies attempting to generalize trends in the teaching and learning of statistics are both employed. Various epistemological stances are described and utilized.


The teaching and learning of statistics is presented in multiple contexts in the book. These include designed settings for young children, students in formal schooling, tertiary level students, vocational schools, and teacher professional development. A diversity is evident also in the choices of what to teach (curriculum), when to teach (learning trajectory), how to teach (pedagogy), how to demonstrate evidence of learning (assessment) and what challenges teachers and students face when they solve statistical problems (reasoning and thinking).

About the authors

Dani Ben-Zvi is an associate professor at the University of Haifa in the Faculty of Education, member of the Technology in Education Graduate Department, and member of the Mathematics Education Graduate Department. He is also the co-founder of the International Collaboration for Research on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy, and co-chairs it with his co-editor, Katie Makar. His research interests include statistical reasoning and technology enhanced learning. He received his Ph.D. from the Weizmann Institute of Science in 2001 at the Department of Science Teaching. Dr Katie Makar is a senior lecturer in mathematics education at the University of Queensland. Her research looks at teaching of mathematics through inquiry. She is also known internationally for her work on statistical reasoning and informal statistical inference at the primary school level. She has done consulting work on teaching with inquiry, reasoning in chance and data, teacher professional standards and middle years curriculum. Her teaching includes courses in mathematics education, interdisciplinary curriculum, teacher professionalism, and statistics. Previously, she taught secondary mathematics for fifteen years in the US and Asia before finishing her PhD in 2004.

Reviews

“The investigations cover a broad range of issues regarding the education of students in statistics at the secondary and higher education levels, along with a few sections focused on the primary level. … the book provides an effective compendium of studies regarding statistics education over a broad spectrum of teaching strategies. Summing Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division graduates through faculty.” (N. W. Schillow, Choice, Vol. 53 (11), July, 2016)


Table of contents (38 chapters)

  • International Perspectives on the Teaching and Learning of Statistics

    Ben-Zvi, Dani (et al.)

    Pages 1-10

  • Young Students’ Mental Modelling of Statistical Situations

    Eichler, Andreas (et al.)

    Pages 13-23

  • Children’s Wonder How to Wander Between Data and Context

    Ben-Zvi, Dani (et al.)

    Pages 25-36

  • Supporting Students to Develop Concepts Underlying Sampling and to Shuttle Between Contextual and Statistical Spheres

    Dierdorp, Adri (et al.)

    Pages 37-48

  • The Language of Shape

    Arnold, Pip (et al.)

    Pages 51-61

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23470-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: PDF, EPUB
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-319-23469-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Teaching and Learning of Statistics
Book Subtitle
International Perspectives
Editors
  • Dani Ben-Zvi
  • Katie Makar
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing Switzerland
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-23470-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-23470-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-23469-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VIII, 334
Number of Illustrations and Tables
32 b/w illustrations, 53 illustrations in colour
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