An Investigation of Ten Elementary Teachers Quantitative Literacy Instruction as a Result of Participation in the Alabama Quantitative Literacy Workshop.Report as inadecuate




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Two colleges of the University of Alabama have established the Alabama Quantitative Literacy (AQL) Workshop in an effort to prepare teachers to teach statistical techniques accurately and effectively and to enhance the ability of teachers to create new activity-based lessons. The AQL Workshop aims to achieve goals of the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the American Statistical Association for teacher preparation. The Workshop was initially designed to provide hands-on instruction in probability and statistics for 20 elementary and 20 secondary school teachers each year through 3 one-day sessions and a 6-day session in the summer. How elementary school teachers used this instruction was studied with 10 teachers who completed surveys and interviews and were observed in the classroom. All the data indicate that the AQL Workshop had a positive impact on teachers. This representative group of teachers indicated that they used the information they received at the AQL Workshop, and that their students received increased instruction in probability and statistics. The teachers demonstrated that they have the ability and confidence to adapt and generate appropriate quantitative literacy lessons to engage students in probability and statistics. (SLD)

Descriptors: Elementary Education, Elementary School Teachers, Inservice Teacher Education, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Teachers, Probability, Statistics, Workshops











Author: Yarbrough, Sondra J.; Daane, C. J.; Vessel, Amy Massey

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=11404&id=ED427068







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