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Curriculum expectations for teaching science and statistics


Watson, J, Curriculum expectations for teaching science and statistics, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 13-18 July 2014, Flagstaff, Arizona, pp. 1-6. (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper focuses on the curriculum links between Statistics and Science that teachers need to understand and apply in order to be effective teachers of the two fields of study. Meaningful Statistics does not exist without context, and Science is the content focus of Session 1A. Although curriculum documents differ from country to country, this paper uses extracts from The Australian Curriculum: Mathematics and the US Common Core State Standards for Mathematics and links the statistical ideas with the relevant parts of The Australian Curriculum: Science and the US Next Generation Science Standards for States, by States. Teachers of Mathematics need to be aware of the potential of Science to provide meaningful contexts within which to set statistical investigations. Similarly teachers of Science, developing methods for implementing investigations and experiments in their classrooms, need to be aware of the close ties to statistical tools for decision-making.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Science curriculum 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:Assessment, development and evaluation of curriculum
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
ID Code:97525
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-12-19
Last Modified:2018-03-19

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