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COVID-19 and the need for statistical literacy
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-20, 14:50 authored by Jane WatsonJane Watson, Rosemary CallinghamRosemary Callingham
COVID-19 has raised the visibility of data in society more than any other event in recent times. Although a crisis for society in both health and economic spheres, Covid-19 also provides a stimulus to examine the contribution that education, particularly statistics education and the Australian Curriculum, can make to preparing society to understand the data and accompanying arguments presented to them. This article argues for more attention to be paid to Statistics by documenting the presence of data analysis across the curriculum and by presenting a selection of activities judged to contribute to building greater statistical understanding and literacy.
Publication titleAustralian Mathematics Education Journal
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherAustralian Association of Mathematics Teachers
Place of publicationAustralia