REICE 2015 - Volume 13, No 1
The teaching of Statistics in Latin America Primary Education

This article presents the process and results of a study designed, on the one hand, to determine the percentage of time spent teaching Statistics in third and sixth grade primary school mathematics classes in Latin America; and, on the other hand, to describe when and how much statistics content is included in primary education grades in this region. Therefore, questionnaires regarding mathematics teaching conducted by UNESCO for the SERCE assessment were examined. Results suggest that approximately 16% of the total time spent teaching mathematics was devoted to Statistics, in both third and fourth grade. It was also found that the most frequently studied topics in these grades included the creation and interpretation of tables and graphs, while areas such as probability and statistical problem solving were not covered until later grades.

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Teaching of mathematics, Statistics, Latin America, Primary education.
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Ruiz López, N. (2015). La enseñanza de la Estadística en Educación Primaria en América Latina [The teaching of Statistics in Latin America Primary Education]. REICE. Revista Iberoamericana sobre Calidad, Eficacia y Cambio en Educación, 13(1), *-*.
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