Research on Statistical Literacy Using Japanese Textbooks

Seiji Maki, Tatsuya Horita

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Abstract

There are many forms of statistical data, and it is necessary for students to acquire reading comprehension and critical thinking skills in order to judge the reliability of such data. Using the results of the PISA and TIMSS surveys, Seiji M. & Tatsuya H. (2015) show that students reading comprehension and critical thinking abilities as they pertain to assessing statistical data have decreased [1]. The purpose of this study is to quantitatively analyze a number of issues related to statistical literacy derived from mathematics textbooks in Japans elementary schools and junior high schools. Problems focusing on reading comprehension and critical thinking abilities seldom appear in elementary school arithmetic and junior high school mathematics textbooks. Thus, this paper suggests that the decrease in reading comprehension and critical thinking skills is due in part to the lack of opportunities for students to solve problems targeting these skills. For this reason, teachers must teach reading comprehension and critical thinking by using additional teaching materials.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings - 2017 6th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2017
EditorsKiyota Hashimoto, Naoki Fukuta, Tokuro Matsuo, Sachio Hirokawa, Masao Mori, Masao Mori
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages711-714
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781538606216
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2017 Nov 15
Event6th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2017 - Hamamatsu, Shizuoka, Japan
Duration: 2017 Jul 9 → …

Publication series

NameProceedings - 2017 6th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2017

Other

Other6th IIAI International Congress on Advanced Applied Informatics, IIAI-AAI 2017
CountryJapan
CityHamamatsu, Shizuoka
Period17/7/9 → …

Keywords

  • Critical thinking abilities
  • Elementary school arithmetic textbooks
  • Junior high school mathematics textbooks
  • Reading comprehension
  • Statistical data
  • Statistical literacy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Information Systems
  • Information Systems and Management

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