Mrs Anne Louise Patel
MSc (Hons); Post Grad. Dip. Teaching (Sec).
Research | Current
My interests include all aspects of mathematics and statistics education but in research, I mostly focus on:
(i) integrating digital technologies in the teaching of statistics and probability
(ii) exploratory data analysis and visualization of data
(iii) educational use of chance-based models and modelling
(iv) design research for developing informal inference and estimation
(v) student understandings of variation and perceptions of random processes
My MSc research looked at what statistical knowledge students transfer when using data to inform their understanding and recommendations about an authentic situation in a non-mathematics classroom.
My PhD study examines the co-emergence of students statistical concepts and practices through a modelling approach. It unpacks what young students’ reason about and do when they use data to create, test, and use chance-based models. This design research uses Model Eliciting Activities to expose students reasoning then Follow Up Tasks to focus and refine their concept development about chance in data and informal inferential reasoning.
My research has been supported by members of the MEU and CEMS at Auckland University and my colleagues at Auckland secondary schools.
Teaching | Current
Professional Teaching Fellow - Statistics
Education advisor CensusAtSchool
New Zealand Statistics Association
Auckland Mathematics Association
Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)
- Patel, A., & Pfannkuch, M. (2018). Scaffolding Year 8 students’ statistical modelling reasoning using Follow Up Tasks to a Model Eliciting Activity. In M. A. Sorto, A. White, L. Guyot (Eds.) Looking back, looking forward. Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS10, July, 2018), Kyoto, Japan Kyoto, Japan: IASE. Related URL.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Maxine Pfannkuch
- Yoon, C., Blundell, A. L., & Paterson, J. E. (2008). Visualising calculus: A model-eliciting activity. University of Auckland. Auckland Mathematics Association: Mathematics Day.
Other University of Auckland co-authors: Caroline Yoon