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Topics and Trends in Current Statistics Education Research

International Perspectives

  • Gail Burrill
  • Dani Ben-Zvi


  • Provides current empirical and practical examples of the teaching and learning of statistics around the world

  • Shares insights on the why and how to face the growing challenges of the big data era

  • Includes practical examples of best practices in teaching how to reason with data and chance


Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Student Understanding

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Stephanie Budgett, Maxine Pfannkuch
      Pages 3-25
    3. Christian Büscher
      Pages 27-50
    4. José Antonio Orta Amaro, Ernesto A. Sánchez
      Pages 51-69
    5. Keren Aridor, Dani Ben-Zvi
      Pages 71-94
  3. Teaching for Understanding

  4. Teachers’ Knowledge (Preservice and Inservice)

  5. Teachers’ Perspectives

About this book


This book focuses on international research in statistics education, providing a solid understanding of the challenges in learning statistics. It presents the teaching and learning of statistics in various contexts, including designed settings for young children, students in formal schooling, tertiary level students, and teacher professional development. The book describes research on what to teach and platforms for delivering content (curriculum), strategies on how to teach for deep understanding, and includes several chapters on developing conceptual understanding (pedagogy and technology), teacher knowledge and beliefs, and the challenges teachers and students face when they solve statistical problems (reasoning and thinking). This new research in the field offers critical insights for college instructors, classroom teachers, curriculum designers, researchers in mathematics and statistics education as well as policy makers and newcomers to the field of statistics education.

Statistics has become one of the key areas of study in the modern world of information and big data. The dramatic increase in demand for learning statistics in all disciplines is accompanied by tremendous growth in research in statistics education. Increasingly, countries are teaching more quantitative reasoning and statistics at lower and lower grade levels within mathematics, science and across many content areas. Research has revealed the many challenges in helping learners develop statistical literacy, reasoning, and thinking, and new curricula and technology tools show promise in facilitating the achievement of these desired outcomes.


Teaching and Learning of Statistics teaching statistics learning statistics statistics education statistics teacher professional development statistical problem solving statistics research research statistics education Statistical Reasoning Statistical Literacy Statistics and Probability Teachers’ Statistical Knowledge Statistics Curricula

Editors and affiliations

  • Gail Burrill
    • 1
  • Dani Ben-Zvi
    • 2
  1. 1.Program in Mathematics EducationMichigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  2. 2.Faculty of EducationUniversity of HaifaHaifaIsrael

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