Statistics and Probability at Secondary Schools in the Federal State of Salzburg: An Empirical Study

  • Wolfgang Voit Universität Salzburg
  • Arne C. Bathke University Salzburg

Abstract

Knowledge about the practical use of statistics and probability in today's mathematics instruction at secondary schools is vital in order to improve the academic education for future teachers. We have conducted an empirical study among school teachers to inform towards improved mathematics instruction and teacher preparation. The study provides a snapshot into the daily practice of instruction at school. Centered around the four following questions, the status of statistics and probability was examined. Where did  the current mathematics teachers study? What relevance do statistics and probability have in school? Which contents are actually taught in class? What kind of continuing education would be desirable for teachers? The study population consisted of all teachers of mathematics at secondary schools in the federal state of Salzburg.

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Published
2014-12-11
How to Cite
Voit, W., & Bathke, A. C. (2014). Statistics and Probability at Secondary Schools in the Federal State of Salzburg: An Empirical Study. Austrian Journal of Statistics, 44(1), 17-24. https://doi.org/10.17713/ajs.v44i1.12
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