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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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Papers

Topic 1. The Current Situation of Teaching Statistics in Schools

Organisers: Dani Ben-Zvi, Israel and Chris Reading, AustraliaSession 1.1. Statistics in the Worldwide Curricula

  •    Helena Wessels, North West University, South Africa, Statistics in the South African School Curriculum: Content, Assessment and Teacher Training
  •    Tânia Maria Mendonça Campos and Cláudia Borim da Silva, Universidade Bandeirante de São Paulo and Irene Maurício Cazorla, Universidade Estadual de Santa Cruz, Brazil, Statistical Literacy in Brazil in High and Middle School: An Analysis of Official Documents
  •    Janet Ainley, School of Education, University of Leicester, United Kingdom and Carlos Monteiro, Centro de Educação, Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Brazil, Comparing Curricular Approaches for Statistics in Primary School in England and Brazil: A Focus on Graphing
  •    Jill Newton, Purdue University, Leslie Dietiker and Aladar Horvath, Michigan State University, United States of America, Statistics: A Look Across K-8 State Standards


  Session 1.2. Teaching Probability, Modeling and Simulation

  •    Brigitte Chaput, Jean Claude Girard and Michel Henry, Commission Inter-IREM Statistique et Probabilité, France, Modeling and Simulations in Statistics Education
  •    Pablo Carranza and Alain Kuzniak, Equipe Didirem. Université Paris Diderot France, Duality of Probability and Statistics Teaching in French Education
  •    Rossella Garuti, Aurelia Orlandoni and Roberto Ricci, National Agency for Educational System Support, Italy, Which Probability do we Have to Meet ? A Case Study about Statistical and Classical Approach to Probability in Students' Behaviour


  Session 1.3. Issues in Teaching Statistics

  •    Jim Ridgway, James Nicholson and Sean McCusker, University of Durham, United Kingdom, Reconceptualising 'Statistics' and 'Education'
  •    Carolina Carvalho, Universidade de Lisboa, Portugal, Collaborative Work in Statistics Classes: Why do it?
  •    Andreas Eichler, Universität Münster, Germany, Statistics Teaching in German Secondary High SchoolsTopic

 

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