Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics-Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education

A Joint ICMI/IASE Study: The 18th ICMI Study

  • Carmen Batanero
  • Gail Burrill
  • Chris Reading

Part of the New ICMI Study Series book series (NISS, volume 14)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Global Perspective

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-3
    2. Tânia M. M. Campos, Irene M. Cazorla, Verônica Y. Kataoka
      Pages 5-8
    3. Charles Opolot-Okurut, Patrick Opyene Eluk
      Pages 15-19
    4. M. Alejandra Sorto
      Pages 47-51
  3. Fundamentals for Teaching Statistics

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 53-56
    2. Brigitte Chaput, Jean-Claude Girard, Michel Henry
      Pages 85-95
    3. Dave Pratt, Neville Davies, Doreen Connor
      Pages 97-107
    4. Helen MacGillivray, Lionel Pereira-Mendoza
      Pages 109-120
    5. Linda Gattuso, Maria Gabriella Ottaviani
      Pages 121-132
  4. Teachers’ Beliefs, Attitudes and Knowledge

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 147-150
    2. Robyn Pierce, Helen Chick
      Pages 151-162
    3. Assumpta Estrada, Carmen Batanero, Stephen Lancaster
      Pages 163-174
    4. Andreas Eichler
      Pages 175-186
    5. M. Teresa González, M. Candelaria Espinel, Janet Ainley
      Pages 187-197
    6. Tim Jacobbe, Carolina Carvalho
      Pages 199-209
    7. Ernesto Sánchez, Cláudia Borim da Silva, Cileda Coutinho
      Pages 211-221
    8. Chris Reading, Dan Canada
      Pages 223-234
    9. Anthony Harradine, Carmen Batanero, Allan Rossman
      Pages 235-246
    10. Joachim Engel, Peter Sedlmeier
      Pages 247-258
    11. Juan D. Godino, Juan J. Ortiz, Rafael Roa, Miguel R. Wilhelmi
      Pages 271-282
    12. Rosemary Callingham, Jane Watson
      Pages 283-293
  5. Challenges and Experiences in Teacher Education

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-298
    2. Jim Ridgway, James Nicholson, Sean McCusker
      Pages 311-322
    3. Maxine Pfannkuch, Dani Ben-Zvi
      Pages 323-333
    4. Katie Makar, Jill Fielding-Wells
      Pages 347-358
    5. Randall E. Groth, Shihong Xu
      Pages 371-382
    6. Maria Meletiou-Mavrotheris, Ana Serradó
      Pages 383-394
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 407-425

About this book


In recent years, there have been an expansion and renewal of the statistics content in the mathematics curricula in many countries through all school grade levels from primary to secondary levels. However, no similar attention has been paid to the preparation of mathematics teacher to teach statistics at these levels. This book presents the results from the Joint ICMI/IASE Study, Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics. Challenges for Teaching and Teacher Education that was  intended to address the lack of attention  to teaching statistics by promoting international collaborative  research specifically focussed on the education and professional development of teachers to teach statistics.The volume covers a very wide field, including examples of statistics curricula and teacher education programmes around the world; analysis of the fundamentals to teaching statistics;  survey chapters of research related to teachers’ attitudes, beliefs and knowledge related to fundamental statistics ideas and its teaching; and analyses of challenges and experiences related to training teachers to teach statistics. The book is designed to be useful to researchers in mathematics education and statistics education teacher educators,  and people involved in curricular development in statistics with the hope that it will foster further research in the problems related to educating teachers to teach statistics at different school levels. It could be of interest to teachers themselves, since the basic ideas for teaching statistics and the research summarised  in the book both in learning difficulties or teaching strategies is applicable in both the training of students and teachers.



Assessing Statistical Thinking and Reasoning Developing Teachers' Statistical Literacy Education and Professional Development of Teachers Foundations for Teaching Statistics Fundamental Statistics Ideas Mathematics versus Statistical Thinking Measuring Levels of Statistical Pedagogical Knowledge Models for Statistical Pedagogical Knowledge Preparing Teachers for Statistics Statistics School Curriculum Statistics and Probability Students' Difficulties and Conceptions Teacher Attitudes Toward Statistics Teacher Beliefs on Statistics Education Teacher's Graphical Competence Teachers' Attitudes, Beliefs and Knowledge Teaching Statistics in School Mathematics Technology in Teaching and Learning Statistics Training Statistics Teachers Understanding Averages Understanding Correlation and Regression Understanding Distribution Understanding Sampling and Inference Understanding Statistical Investigations Understanding Variation

Editors and affiliations

  • Carmen Batanero
    • 1
  • Gail Burrill
    • 2
  • Chris Reading
    • 3
  1. 1.Fac. Ciencias de la EducaciónUniversidad de GranadaGranadaSpain
  2. 2.Dept. Counseling,, Educational Psychology &Michigan State UniversityEast LansingUSA
  3. 3.SiMERR National CentreUniversity of New EnglandArmidaleAustralia

Bibliographic information