Lucas Bunt's role in the development of statistics eduction

G. Zwaneveld, Dirk De Bock

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Lucas Bunt was a pioneer in the teaching of probability and statistics in Dutch secondary schools. As a teacher educator at Utrecht University, he and a group of teachers developed an experimental course which, from the mid-1950s on, became the reference textbook on this subject. Bunt’s other—mostly international—activities are related to a curriculum reform movement initiated at the Royaumont Seminar in 1959, also known as the New Math. In the last years of his professional career, Bunt was a professor of mathematics at Arizona State University. In this article Bert Zwaneveld and Dirk De Bock describe the role of Lucas Bunt in the development of statistics education and highlight some developments in statistics education in the Netherlands ‘after Bunt’.
Original languageEnglish
Article number5/22
Pages (from-to)245-251
Number of pages7
JournalNieuw Archief voor de Wiskunde
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 4 Dec 2021


  • statistics education


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