Teacher resources and professional development across the curriculum

Teacher professional development and classroom resources across the curriculum

In the previous sessions, we explored statistics as a problem-solving process that seeks answers to questions through data. You put yourself in the position of a mathematics learner, both to analyze your individual approach to solving problems and to get some insights into your own conception of statistical reasoning. It may have been difficult to separate your thinking as a mathematics learner from your thinking as a mathematics teacher. Not surprisingly, this is often the case. In this session, however, we shift the focus to your own classroom and to the approaches your students might take to mathematical tasks involving statistics. Note 1

Part A:

Statistics as a Problem-Solving Process

Part B:

Developing Statistical Reasoning

Part C:

Inferences and Predictions

Part D:

Examining Children's Reasoning

 Homework
 As in other sessions, you will be prompted to view short video segments throughout the session; you may also choose to watch the full-length video for this session.

 In this session, you will do the following: • Explore the development of statistical reasoning at your grade level • Analyze the use of the four-step process for solving statistical problems in your classroom • Review mathematical tasks and their connection to the mathematical themes in this course • Examine children's understanding of statistical concepts

 Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.
 Previously Introduced:
 Session 10, Grades 6-8: Index | Notes | Solutions | Video