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Scaffolding statistics understanding in the middle school


Watson, JM, Scaffolding statistics understanding in the middle school, 2016 Mathematical Association of Victoria's Annual Conference Proceedings, 1-2 December 2016, Bundoora, Victoria, Australia, pp. 132-139. ISBN 978-1-876949-60-0 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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The Reforming Mathematical Futures II Project (RMIT and AAMT) is building a learning and teaching resource to enhance mathematical reasoning in Years 7 to 10. One of the focus content areas is Statistics. Based on the results of assessment items completed by students in the project schools across Australia, tasks and scaffolding strategies are being suggested to improve student understanding across the years and to prepare for further study in Years 11 and 12. This paper includes a learning progression, suggested scaffolding questions for teachers, and examples of potential lessons.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:statistics, education, professional learning of teachers
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and curriculum
Objective Field:Teacher and instructor development
UTAS Author:Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
ID Code:114338
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-02-13
Last Modified:2017-06-13
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