Critical Mathematics Education and Statistics Education: Possibilities for Transforming the School Mathematics Curriculum

  • Travis WeilandEmail author
Part of the ICME-13 Monographs book series (ICME13Mo)


This chapter discusses how ideas from critical mathematics education and statistics education intersect and could be used to transform the types of experiences that students have with both mathematics and statistics in the school mathematics curriculum. Key ideas from the critical mathematics literature are described to provide a background from which to discuss what a critical statistics education could be. The chapter ends with a discussion of some of the major barriers that need to be considered to make such a vision a reality and possible future directions for moving towards making a critical statistics education a reality.


Critical literacy Critical mathematical education Statistics education Statistical literacy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Mathematical SciencesAppalachian State UniversityBooneUSA

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