Historically, little or no statistics has been taught at schools in South Africa. This is about to change dramatically with the introduction of a new curriculum. The dilemma however, is that statistics will have to be taught by teachers who have had little or no training in statistics! The authors propose a plan, aimed at the foundation phase, to assist teachers to cope with the challenges of teaching statistics successfully. They emphasize that it is of cardinal importance that statistical training is developed according to the age of the learners, bearing in mind the mathematical tools that they have at their disposal at that time.
- Prof Dev