Content knowledge and attitudes towards stochastics and its teaching in pre-service chilean mathematics teachers

Felipe Ruz, Beth Chance, Elsa Medina, José M. Contreras

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Abstract

Recognizing that mathematics teachers are facing increasing demands in the teaching of probability and statistics (stochastics) at school level, we are interested in analyzing current preservice teachers’ dispositions about content knowledge and attitudes towards the teaching and learning of stochastics. We implemented a quantitative study for a sample of 269 pre-service Chilean mathematics teachers to determine their understanding of stochastics content, their attitudes towards stochastics and its teaching, and whether these are related. We found weak associations overall, but stronger for some components. We conclude with recommendations based on these results to improve the Chilean teachers’ preparation process (pre-service) and advice that could guide the professional development of teachers (in-service).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-30
Number of pages30
JournalStatistics Education Research Journal
Volume20
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Content knowledge
  • Pre-service teachers
  • Statistics education research

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