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Presentation 9D1. Statistics Education in Hong Kong

Louisa Lam (Hong Kong)


Presentation Abstract

This paper presents an overview of statistics education in Hong Kong. While Statistics is not considered a major domain in school mathematics, it is incorporated into all levels of the mathematics curriculum starting from Primary Two. As Hong Kong is currently undergoing an education reform, statistics education is being directed towards a student-centered, activity-based, and hands-on approach whereby students are encouraged to collect, present and interpret data, basing their work on concrete examples from everyday life whenever possible. Student learning is expected to progress from concrete to abstract, and calculators and computers are expected to be used to facilitate student learning. Some implications of these approaches are also discussed.


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