Developing statistical literacy in mathematics education?
Navigating between current gaps and new needs, contents, and tools
Iddo Gal, University of Haifa, Israel
The place of statistics education within mathematics education has been problematic for many years, and continues to challenge mathematics educators and mathematicians. This talk examines both conceptual and practice-related issues regarding some of the many challenges facing the promotion of statistical literacy, as part of the aspiration for a numerate citizenship that is required in modern societies. The talk will reflect on some of the key challenges facing the promotion of statistical literacy within mathematics education, with a focus on specific subtopics such as understanding of statistics released by official statistics producers, probability literacy, or teaching of models related to prediction and regression. We will discuss some ideas and solutions offered by ProCivicStat, a project supported by the ERASMUS+ program of the EU, and point to implications for teacher preparation and professional development, and future research.