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Statistics and Probability: From Research to the Classroom


Callingham, R and Watson, J and Oates, G, Statistics and Probability: From Research to the Classroom, Researching and Using Progressions (Trajectories) in Mathematics Education, Brill NV, D Siemon, T Barkatsas and R Seah (ed), Netherlands, pp. 181-204. ISBN 978-90-04-39644-9 (2019) [Research Book Chapter]

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DOI: doi:10.1163/9789004396449_009


This chapter presents the outcomes associated with the statistical reasoning strand of the Reframing Mathematical Futures (RMFII) project. Background is provided on the emergence of statistical reasoning and statistical literacy as constructs included in the middle school curriculum. A description of the key statistical ideas of Variation, Expectation, Distribution, and Inference follows, with a description of how these were used in the context of the project. Examples of questions and responses are provided that were used in the development of the Statistical Reasoning Learning Progression. Following a description of the eight zones of the learning progression, there is a discussion of the development of teaching advice for assisting students to progress through the zones. Finally, an example of the professional learning activities for statistical reasoning is given.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:statistics and probability, statistical reasoning, middle school, rich statistics tasks, professional development
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:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
UTAS Author:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Oates, G (Associate Professor Greg Oates)
ID Code:130740
Year Published:2019
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2019-02-08
Last Modified:2020-05-07

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