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Teaching teachers to teach statistical investigations


Makar, K and Fielding-Wells, J, Teaching teachers to teach statistical investigations, Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education, Springer, C. Batanero, G. Burrill & C. Reading (ed), New York, pp. 347-358. ISBN 978-94-007-1130-3 (2011) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1007/978-94-007-1131-0_33


Despite its importance for the discipline, the statistical investigation cycle is given little attention in schools. Teachers face unique challenges in teaching statistical inquiry, with elements unfamiliar to many mathematics classrooms: Coping with uncertainty, encouraging debate and competing interpretations, and supporting student collaboration. This chapter highlights ways for teacher educators to support teachers’ learning to teach statistical inquiry. Results of two longitudinal studies are used to formulate recommendations to develop teachers’ proficiency in this area.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:teacher education, statistics, investigations
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Education systems
Research Field:Teacher education and professional development of educators
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Fielding-Wells, J (Dr Jill Wells)
ID Code:88306
Year Published:2011
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-01-28
Last Modified:2017-10-16

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