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COVID-19 and the need for statistical literacy


Watson, J and Callingham, R, COVID-19 and the need for statistical literacy, Australian Mathematics Education Journal, 2, (2) pp. 16-21. ISSN 2652-0176 (2020) [Refereed Article]


COVID-19 has raised the visibility of data in society more than any other event in recent times. Although a crisis for society in both health and economic spheres, Covid-19 also provides a stimulus to examine the contribution that education, particularly statistics education and the Australian Curriculum, can make to preparing society to understand the data and accompanying arguments presented to them. This article argues for more attention to be paid to Statistics by documenting the presence of data analysis across the curriculum and by presenting a selection of activities judged to contribute to building greater statistical understanding and literacy.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Covid-19, statistical literacy, mathematics curriculum
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teaching and curriculum not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:139284
Year Published:2020
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2020-06-05
Last Modified:2021-07-26

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