Teachers’ Perceptions, Statistical Knowledge and use of Modeling for Teaching Statistics
Keywords:Teachers' perceptions; Statistical knowledge; Modeling; Teaching statistics
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.