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Statistical problem posing, problem refining, and further reflection in grade 6


Watson, JM and English, LD, Statistical problem posing, problem refining, and further reflection in grade 6, Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, 17, (4) pp. 347-365. ISSN 1492-6156 (2017) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1080/14926156.2017.1380867


This report is based on an activity completed by 89 Grade 6 students carrying out a statistical investigation with a focus on posing an initial question given a context and then refining it for a chosen data set. Having reached a conclusion based on evidence from their data analysis, students were given additional information on the context and asked to reconsider their conclusions and degree of certainty associated with them. Data from student workbooks were used to assess studentsí capacity to engage in the extensions of a statistical investigation not usually encountered at the school level. Results showed approximately 70% of students were able to carry out the complete investigation and justify a meaningful decision.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:primary education, statistics, mathematical thinking, mathematical problem-solving
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, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
ID Code:123613
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP150100120)
Web of Science® Times Cited:3
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2018-01-15
Last Modified:2018-06-21
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