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Developing Statistical Perceptions

Prof. Cliff Konold(美国马萨诸塞大学)
Monday, January 1st, 2018, 9:30 AM  华东师范大学
报告人:Prof. Cliff Konold
报告人简介:美国马萨诸塞大学科学说理研究院(Scientific Reasoning Research Institute)院长、科研副教授。在过去的25年中,他致力于研究从幼儿到成人是如何用数据进行说理的,并努力将概率统计教育引入中小学的数学课程。他的这方面工作获得美国NSF合计约1千万美金的资助。他在数学和科学教育、统计、认知心理学、决策研究等领域发表了不少充满智慧的论文。最近几年,他与Key Curriculum 出版社合作,开发了目前已被许多国家用于初中概率统计教育的软件TinkerPlots和其他一些课程资源。

时间:2011年5月16日 (周一) 上午9:45-11:15
题目:Developing Statistical Perceptions

摘要:Statistics is typically portrayed as a set of methods for collecting and analyzing data. But more fundamentally, statistics is a way of seeing the world. I describe our efforts to understand the perceptions and ideas young students bring to bear on data and how we work to shape students' perceptions to make them more like the expert's. To facilitate learning, we have built into the data-visualization software, TinkerPlots, tools that support and then build on novice perceptions. More recently, we have added modeling capabilities which students use to create and explore "worlds" of their own making. In this way, we hope to develop the crucial understanding that statistics is not only about seeing, but also about questioning what we see.
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