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Proceedings of the ICMI Study 18 Conference and IASE 2008 Round Table Conference (Joint ICMI/IASE Study Statistics in School Mathematics. Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education). Editors: Carmen Batanero, Gail Burrill, Chris Reading and Allan Rossman. ISBN: 978-90-73592-28-5:

30 June- 4 July 2008, ITESM, Monterrey, Mexico

Proceedings Contents

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Plenary Sessions

Keynote lecture: Joao Pedro da Ponte, University of Lisbon, Portugal, Preparing Teachers to Meet the Challenges of Statistics Education

Panel 1: Fundamental Ideas in Statistics and how they Affect the Training of Teachers

  • Gail Burrill, Michigan State University, United States of America, Fundamental Ideas in Statistics and how they Affect the Training of Teachers
  • Martha Aliaga,  American Statistical Association, United States of America, Fundamental Ideas in Statistics and how they Affect the Training of Teachers
  • Rolf Biehler, University of Kassel, Germany, From Statistical Literacy to Fundamental Ideas in Mathematics: How can we Bridge the Tension in Order to Support Teachers of Statistics
  • Ernesto Sánchez, CINVESTAV, México, Statistical Thinking as a Fundamental Topic in Training the Teachers

Panel 2: The Interplay of Probability and Statistics in Teaching and in Training the Teachers

  • Maria Gabriella Ottaviani, University La Sapienza, Roma, Italy, The Interplay of Probability and Statistics in Teaching and in Training the Teachers
  • Manfred Borovcnik, University of Klagenfurt, Austria, A Plea for a Relatively Strong Role for Probability within the  Stochastics Curricula
  • Jean Claude Girard, Université Claude Bernard-Lyon I, France, The Interplay of Probability and Statistics in Teaching and in Training the Teachers in France
  • Delia North,  University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa and Helen Mc.Gillivray, Queensland University of Technology,  Australia, Strengthening the Interplay of Probability and Statistics in Teaching and in Training the Teachers

Panel 3. Technology in the Teaching of Statistics: Potentials and Challenges in Preparing the Teachers

  • Dave Pratt,  London Institute of Education, United Kingdom,  Statistics Teachers as Designers of Conceptual Space
  • Dani Ben-Zvi, University of Haifa, Israel, Partners in Innovation: Helping Teachers to Integrate Technology in the Teaching of Statistics
  • Doreen Connor and Neville Davies, Royal Statistical Society Centre for Statistical Education, United Kingdom, Technology in the Teaching of Statistics: Potentials and Challenges in Preparing the Teachers
  • Anthony Harradine, Australia, Birthing Big Ideas in The Minds of Babes

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