MAED 550 Statistics for Mathematics Educators

Given the emphasis on statistics in the mathematics 5 - 12 grades curriculum, and the increased need for teachers competent to teach AP Statistics, mathematics educators need to understand statistical concepts and methods to a greater depth than what is acquired in an undergraduate level statistics course or sequence. In this course, students will learn to understand and explain why certain statistical techniques are used in certain situations and why they work, why certain methods don’t work well sometimes, and also common conceptual errors that users and consumers of statistics often make. Students in the course will investigate some current resources that exist to help their students understand statistics, as well as teaching methods and activities that increase student understanding. Prerequisite: a university-level statistics course.




Offered on occasion