Statistics education In Hong Kong


Book: 
Proceedings of the sixth international conference on teaching statistics, Developing a statistically literate society
Authors: 
Lam, L.
Editors: 
Phillips, B.
Category: 
Pages: 
Online
Year: 
2002
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
URL: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/1/9d1_lam.pdf
Abstract: 

This paper presents an overview of statistics education in Hong Kong. While Statistics is not considered a major domain in school mathematics, it is incorporated into all levels of the mathematics curriculum starting with Primary Two. As Hong Kong is currently undergoing an education reform, statistics education is being directed towards a student-centered, activity-based, and hands-on approach with students encouraged to collect, present and interpret data, basing their work on concrete examples from everyday life whenever possible. Student learning is expected to progress from concrete to abstract, and calculators and computers are expected to be used to facilitate student learning. Implications of these approaches are also discussed.