Middle school mathematics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge in relation to statistical reasoning

Gokce R., Kazak S.

10th Congress of the European-Society-for-Research-in-Mathematics-Education (CERME), Dublin, Ireland, 1 - 05 February 2017, pp.772-779 identifier

  • Publication Type: Conference Paper / Full Text
  • City: Dublin
  • Country: Ireland
  • Page Numbers: pp.772-779
  • Keywords: Statistical reasoning, pedagogical content knowledge, middle school teachers
  • Middle East Technical University Affiliated: No


To investigate middle school mathematics teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) with regard to statistical reasoning, an interview protocol was developed and used with nine teachers. This paper focuses on one of the problems in this interview protocol (Basketball problem) to illustrate teachers PCK in relation to four components: big ideas, student responses, student difficulties, and instructional intervention. Our analyses showed that levels of teachers' PCK varied in each component. Teachers had difficulties mostly in explaining student difficulties, developing instruction intervention strategies and distinguishing appropriate and inappropriate student reasoning.