The Statistics Modules are designed to develop preservice teachers’ knowledge for teaching statistics with a focus on study design, exploratory data analysis, inference, and quantitative and categorical association. Attention is given to developing an understanding of equity issues in education and the ability to implement equity-based teaching practices. Preservice teachers have opportunities to develop understanding of both content and content knowledge for teaching by considering common student conceptions, responding to student work, constructing lessons that use key ideas, analyzing standards, and considering how to use statistics to empower action for social change.

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I learned how to understand other people’s statistical explanations and help them build on their thinking. This was really helpful as I can apply these communication skills to my other classes and to my future teaching.

Preservice Teacher

My students really were motivated by the social justice slant to these problems. It increased their level of engagement and discussion.  Because they were interested in the social justice aspect of the problems, they were more interested in the mathematics that would help them with the problem.

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