Statistical shifts and the Curriculum

Mike Camden
Statistics New Zealand and NZSA Education Committee

Statistical practice has shifted in recent years, to be more widely applied, more accessible, and more visual. The writers of the draft curriculum were sensitive to these shifts. The new curriculum, we hope, will further improve the links between mathematics education and the world of statistical practice and communication. We will outline what we see as the shifts, and how teachers can benefit from them. There are some unfamiliar and possibly scary items in the Draft (like data cleaning, multivariate data, experimental design, and resampling).These can shift school statistics to be more accessible to students, and more relevant to their future lives and careers. We will demystify these items with activities for the classroom.

Session 1c, Statistics Education: 14:15 — 14:35, Room 446

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