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Studentsí development of statistical literacy in the upper primary years


Watson, J and Callingham, R and English, L, Students' development of statistical literacy in the upper primary years, Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2017, Melbourne, Australia, pp. 538-545. ISBN 978-1-920846-30-5 (2017) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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In a three-year longitudinal intervention study developing an understanding of statistical literacy with a cohort of students from Years 4 to 6, teachers delivered lessons from provided materials, including scripts and prompts. Besides completing seven major investigations, workbooks, and several in-class assessments, the students undertook four surveys, from which their overall progress was determined, as well as individual learning progressions. Findings indicated that despite experiencing the same lessons delivered in similar ways, students had very different learning progressions. The implications of these findings are explored.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:statistical literacy, upper primary, student development, learning progression
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:120017
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP120100158)
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2017-08-08
Last Modified:2020-06-10
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