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Enhancing Statistics Teacher Education with E­Modules [ESTEEM]

Project Team: PI-Hollylynne S. Lee 

Sponsor: National Science Foundation

Project Total: $1,500,000


In partnership with Eastern Michigan, Southern Indiana, and Concord Consortium, the ESTEEM project focuses on a multifaceted problem in STEM learning: a) preservice secondary mathematics teachers [PSMTs] are underprepared to teach statistical content in 6-12 curricula; b) technologies to engage in rich data analysis and statistics investigations are difficult to use and not freely available; and c) undergraduate mathematics teacher preparation programs do not place enough emphasis on teaching statistics, and their faculty do not have easy access to high quality statistics education materials.

Building on 3 previous projects that focused on statistics curriculum content and online access to curriculum, the3-year ESTEEM project has three primary goals: 1) create online resources for statistics preservice teacher education, 2) design modules and approaches for using these resources, and 3) implement resources and modules in undergraduate mathematics education teacher education programs. The activities related to each goal will lead to both short and long term outcomes to be measured in the project, as well as impact grades 6-12 students’ learning of statistics.