Technology for enhancing statistical reasoning at the school level


Book: 
Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education
Authors: 
Biehler, R., Ben-Zvi, D., Bakker, A., & Makar, K.
Editors: 
M. A. Clements, A. Bishop, C. Keitel, J. Kilpatrick, and F. Leung
Type: 
Category: 
Pages: 
643-690
Year: 
2013
Publisher: 
Springer
Abstract: 

The purpose of this chapter is to provide an updated overview of digital technologies relevant to statistics education, and to summarize what is currently known about how these new technologies can support the development of students’ statistical reasoning at the school level. A brief literature review of trends in statistics education is followed by a section on the history of technologies in statistics and statistics education. Next, an overview of various types of technological tools highlights their benefi t s, purposes and limitations for developing students’ statistical reasoning. We further discuss different learning environments that capitalize on these tools with examples from research and practice. Dynamic data analysis software applications for secondary students such as Fathom and 

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