Statistical Thinking at Early Primary School Levels: Curriculum Perspectives in UAE Textbooks
Source of Publication
Statistics Education Research Journal
Developing statistical thinking is vital to fostering students' critical thinking; however, it requires suitable curricula, appropriate textbooks, and well-prepared teachers. For many decades, statistics education was almost absent in the K–12 education in the Arab world. During the past few years, noticeable education reform efforts at all educational levels have introduced advanced curricula that aim to equip students with the skills that would enable them to compete internationally. This study aims to analyze the new statistics curricula in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), as a leading educational model, and assess their alignment with the best international practices in developing statistical thinking at the primary school levels. Content analysis of the statistics component in mathematics textbooks from Grades 1–4 in UAE will be conducted, benchmarking the statistics content with the best international practices. Finally, recommendations on efficient and practical approaches to ensure appropriate development of statistical thinking at early educational stages are showcased.
International Association for Statistical Education
Arab world, Primary schools, Statistical thinking, Statistics education research, United Arab Emirates
Hijazi, Rafiq and Shaqlaih, Ali, "Statistical Thinking at Early Primary School Levels: Curriculum Perspectives in UAE Textbooks" (2023). All Works. 6110.
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Open Access Type
Bronze: This publication is openly available on the publisher’s website but without an open license