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”.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Eleventh Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education|
|Editors||Uffe Thomas Jankvist, Marja van den Heuvel-Panhuizen, Michiel Veldhuis|
|Place of Publication||Utrecht|
|Publisher||Freudenthal Group & Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University and ERME|
|Number of pages||8|
|Publication status||Published - 2019|
|Event||11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education - Utrecht, Netherlands|
Duration: 6 Feb 2019 → 10 Feb 2019
Conference number: 11
|Conference||11th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education|
|Period||6/02/19 → 10/02/19|
- Mathematics curriculum
- Secondary school mathematics
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.