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That was unexpected! Making sense of probability using data

Starts May 7, 2020

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Full course description

Date and time

Friday 4 September 2020, 9.30 am to 3.30 pm


Independent Schools Victoria, 40 Rosslyn Street, West Melbourne


This learning event is right for you if you are foundation to year 6 primary teacher interested in fresh ideas on teaching probability and statistics


In everyday life, we are constantly making decisions based on data presented to us and our understanding of the likelihood of future events. To navigate these decisions in an informed way, students need opportunities, from a young age, to develop their ability to interpret information appropriately and to reason critically about possible outcomes. This one-day workshop explores a range of hands-on ideas that help primary students make sense of these important concepts.

Key takeaways                

  • understanding of the key big ideas in the Victorian Curriculum for Probability and Statistics levels foundation to year 6
  • strategies to incorporate chance and data in the same lesson
  • learning activity ideas suitable for lower, middle and upper primary levels.

Presenter information

Dr Karina Wilkie               

Dr Karina Wilkie has taught mathematics across the full range of year levels, from Preparatory to Year 12, spanning 20 years in Australia and England. For the past nine years, she has been researching effective approaches for teaching and learning algebra, middle school students’ engagement, and more recently, ways to encourage argumentation opportunities in mathematics. Currently an academic in the Faculty of Education at Monash University, Karina also teaches primary and secondary mathematics pre-service teachers, school mathematics leaders, and PhD students.