Lucas Bunt and the rise of statistics education in the Netherlands

G. Zwaneveld, Dirk De Bock

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Abstract

We describe the role of Lucas Bunt at the start of the teaching of probability and statistics in the last two years of Dutch secondary schools in the early 1950s. Together with his co-authors, Bunt developed an experimental text which, from the mid-1950s on, became a regular textbook. We further sketch Bunt’s other – mostly international – activities with respect to the curriculum reform movement initiated at the Royaumont Seminar in 1959. Bunt’s experiment can be seen as one of the initiatives related to this reform. Finally, we present what happened with statistics teaching in the Netherlands “after Bunt”.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
EditorsUffe Thomas Jankvist, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Michiel Veldhuis
Place of PublicationUtrecht
PublisherFreudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University and ERME
ChapterTWG12_17
Pages2196-2203
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9789073346758
Publication statusPublished - 2019
Event11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - Utrecht, Netherlands
Duration: 6 Feb 201910 Feb 2019
Conference number: 11

Conference

Conference11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education
Abbreviated titleCERME11
CountryNetherlands
CityUtrecht
Period6/02/1910/02/19

Keywords

  • Mathematics curriculum
  • Probability
  • Secondary school mathematics
  • Statistics

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    Zwaneveld, G., & De Bock, D. (2019). Lucas Bunt and the rise of statistics education in the Netherlands. In U. T. Jankvist, M. van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, & M. Veldhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (pp. 2196-2203). Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University and ERME. http://www.mathematik.uni-dortmund.de/~prediger/ERME/CERME11_Proceedings_2019.pdf