Teachers’ Perspectives About Statistical Reasoning: Opportunities and Challenges for Its Development

  • Helia OliveiraEmail author
  • Ana Henriques
Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)


This study concerns the perspectives of 11 mathematics teachers about the potential and the challenges of developing a learning environment targeting students’ statistical reasoning in a Developmental Research Project context. We focus on their perspectives regarding the tasks, the software, and their role in promoting an adequate classroom discourse, from their written answers to an open questionnaire. Findings show that the teachers distinguish key aspects that characterize the statistical reasoning conveyed by the tasks and ways the students used the software to explore them, as well as the necessity of assuming a new role that stands in contrast with traditional teaching practices. The findings also point out several obstacles that give rise to a reflection about the design of the project.


SRLE Statistical reasoning Tasks Teachers’ perspectives Technology 



This research was developed in the context of the Project Developing Statistical Literacy : Student learning and teacher education (PTDC/CPE-CED/117933/2010) supported by Fundação para a Ciência e Tecnologia, in Portugal. Part of the data have been used in Henriques and Oliveira (2014), in Portuguese. We thank Ana Isabel Mota for the work carried out in data collection.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Instituto de Educação, Universidade de LisboaLisbonPortugal

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