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Fourth-gradersí meta-questioning in statistical investigations


English, LD and Watson, JM and Fitzallen, NE, Fourth-graders' meta-questioning in statistical investigations, Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA), 2-7 July 2017, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, pp. 229-236. ISBN 978-1-920846-30-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper addresses the initial components of an activity in which 4th-grade students engaged in meta-questioning as they created and refined survey questions with the aim of comparing life across two Australian cities. We propose the term, meta-questioning, as a core, underrepresented feature of statistical investigations in the primary school. We report on the nature of the studentsí initial posed questions and their subsequent refined questions, studentsí justifications for their question refinements, their anticipated data collection, and developments in their question posing skills. Results include a hierarchy of question types posed by the students and how their question types changed with subsequent refinements.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:question posing, STEM, maths education, fourth grade students, statistical investigations
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Science, technology and engineering curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Fitzallen, NE (Dr Noleine Fitzallen)
ID Code:117006
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP150100120)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-05-27
Last Modified:2018-06-20
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