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Getting out of bed: Students' beliefs


Watson, J and Callingham, R, Getting out of bed: Students' beliefs, Mathematics education in the margins: Proceedings of the 38th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 2 July, University of the Sunshine Coast, Sippy Downs, QLD, pp. 619-626. (2015) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Responses of 223 students in grades 6 to 11 to questions related to beliefs about getting out of bed on the left side are analysed from two perspectives. On one hand the items explore subjective beliefs about chance. On the other hand the different wording and context of the items provide opportunity to show different levels of understanding of studentsí explanations. Rasch analysis is used to place the items on a scale with other statistical literacy items in order to suggest potential levels of difficulty.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:102084
Year Published:2015
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2015-07-28
Last Modified:2016-03-31
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