This is a session of Topic 2: Statistics education at the school level Full topic list
(Friday 7th, 10:30-12:30)
The use of technology to enhance the teaching of statistics at school level
Although the uses of technology in statistics vary widely, the four papers in this session have much in common. They all explore how statistical visualization software can affect students and teachers’ ideas about distributions, variation and inference. The authors of all four studies believe in the ideas of exploratory data analysis (EDA) as an important starting point for students, but they are all also interested in the ways in which students begin to learn about inference and sampling. Each paper includes a careful analysis of the details of the language students and teachers develop to communicate about their evolving ideas. Together, these four papers present rich insights into the potential of visualization tools to change the teaching of statistics.