Teachers’ Perceptions, Statistical Knowledge and use of Modeling for Teaching Statistics

Authors

  • Mulugeta Atnafu Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
  • Habtamu Shenkut Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Keywords:

Teachers' perceptions; Statistical knowledge; Modeling; Teaching statistics

Abstract

This study was intended to access teachers’ perceptions and statistical knowledge for teaching using modeling in governmental secondary schools of Addis Ababa Gulele Sub-City. The research method used for study was descriptive survey supported by qualitatively. The respondents of the study were all grade nine mathematics teachers in Addis Ababa Gulele sub-city. Questionnaire and interview were the instruments employed for data collection. The findings were: most respondents have positive perceptions for teaching statistics topics; minority of teachers haven’t necessary statistical knowledge for teaching statistical topics; and teachers didn’t use modeling when they teach those topics because of different challenges like; teacher’s knowledge, time, motivation, facilities, and students’ background knowledge. The recommendation were: teachers need to be equipped with the necessary statistical knowledge; and concerned bodies should give continuous professional development, workshop or training concerning teaching statistics and using modeling for mathematics teacher.

Author Biographies

Mulugeta Atnafu, Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Habtamu Shenkut, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia

Addis Ababa University, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

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Published

2021-02-04

How to Cite

Atnafu, M. ., & Shenkut, H. (2021). Teachers’ Perceptions, Statistical Knowledge and use of Modeling for Teaching Statistics. Staff and Educational Development International, 19(2&3), 125-142. Retrieved from http://journal.netsed.net/index.php/sedi/article/view/58