Developing Critical Thinking in a High School Statistics Class

By: Ms. Alicia Sussman, Dr. Lea Keil Garson
from Kohelet Yeshiva High School

Category:
Development of Critical and / or Creative Thinking

Subject(s) of entry:
History, Ivrit, Literature/ English, Math, Science

Pedagogy:
PBL - project based learning, IBL - inquiry based learning, UBD - understanding by design, Constructivist, 21st Century Skills

Grade(s) to which this was taught:
12

Grade(s) for which this will be useful:
K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Elementary school, Middle school, High school

Our submission, “Developing Critical Thinking in a High School Statistics Class,” aims to teach students the necessary tools and help them develop the perspective to critically analyze and evaluate numerical and statistical information. Teaching critical reading and critical thinking and creating opportunities for students to practice and develop these skills are key components of the unit. There are many possibilities for interdisciplinary integration and multi-level adaptations.