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Probability and statistics in public secondary school teacher employment exam
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2017;28:1539-45
Published online November 30, 2017
© 2017 Korean Data & Information Science Society.

Kwangsik Oh1

1Department of Mathematics Education, Catholic University of Daegu
Correspondence to: Kwangsik Oh
Professor, Deptartment of Mathematics Education, Catholic University of Daegu, Gyungbook 38430, Korea. E-mail :
Received October 31, 2017; Revised November 9, 2017; Accepted November 22, 2017.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
In this paper, we analyze and discuss the trend of the probability and statistics problems that have been made in the public secondary school teacher employment exam for mathematics teachers. In order to properly teach the national mathematics curriculum in 2015 in terms of content and function, we investigate the probability and statistics contents that a mathematics teachers should know. We also analyze the contents and trends of the items that have been submitted for 15 years in public secondary school teacher employment exam, and discuss the contents, scope, level and direction of the future contents. In conclusion, considering the significance of the Big Data in the 4th industrial revolution, the problems of statistical thinking of data and probability, exploratory data analysis, sample survey, and statistical inference are needed more.
Keywords : Exploratory data analysis, probability and statistics curriculum in the 2015 school curriculum, public secondary school teacher exam, statistical inference