This paper will describe a content-pedagogy course designed to prepare elementary and middle school teachers to teach statistics in the schools. The course is organized around the newly revised content standards developed by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. A central objective is to encourage teachers to see statistics as a problem solving process. The course has been implemented as one component of the "Learning Math" Project. Produced by WGBH with funding from the Annenberg/Corporation for Public Broadcasting Math and Science Project, "Learning Math" is developing a series of five college-level courses designed to teach mathematics content to elementary and middle schools teachers. In the statistics course, nine video sessions follow an actual class of teachers through content classes, with footage edited to highlight critical statistical concepts. An on-line course, which parallels the nine videos, is also being developed.
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