id: 06603593
dt: b
an: 2016d.00793
au: Batanero, Carmen; Borovcnik, Manfred
ti: Statistics and probability in high school.
so: Rotterdam: Sense Publishers (ISBN 978-94-6300-623-1/hbk;
978-94-6300-622-4/pbk; 978-94-6300-624-8/ebook). 234~p. (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Rotterdam: Sense Publishers
la: EN
cc: K13 K14
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ab: Publisherâ€™s description: Statistics and probability are fascinating
fields, tightly interwoven with the context of the problems which have
to be modelled. The authors demonstrate how investigations and
experiments provide promising teaching strategies to help high-school
students acquire statistical and probabilistic literacy. In the first
chapter the authors put into practice the following educational
principles, reflecting their views of how these subjects should be
taught: a focus on the most relevant ideas and postpone extensions to
later stages; illustrating the complementary/dual nature of statistical
and probabilistic reasoning; utilising the potential of technology and
show its limits; and reflecting on the different levels of
formalisation to meet the wide variety of studentsâ€™ previous
knowledge, abilities, and learning types. The remaining chapters deal
with exploratory data analysis, modelling information by probabilities,
exploring and modelling association, and with sampling and inference.
Throughout the book, a modelling view of the concepts guides the
presentation. In each chapter, the development of a cluster of
fundamental ideas is centred around a statistical study or a real-world
problem that leads to statistical questions requiring data in order to
be answered. The concepts developed are designed to lead to meaningful
solutions rather than remain abstract entities. For each cluster of
ideas, the authors review the relevant research on misconceptions and
synthesise the results of research in order to support teaching of
statistics and probability in high school. What makes this book unique
is its rich source of worked-through tasks and its focus on the
interrelations between teaching and empirical research on understanding
statistics and probability.
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