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Practicing statistics in Year 4


Watson, J and Fitzallen, N and Wright, S, Practicing statistics in Year 4, Mathematics Education Research: Impacting Practice, 30 June - 4 July 2019, Perth, Australia, pp. 739-746. ISBN 9781920846312 (2019) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This study reports on the capabilities of 53 Year 4 students as they completed the final stages of their first complete statistical investigation. In the context of becoming acquainted with students in a sister school in another city, students in both schools wrote and refined questions, which were answered by all students in an on-line survey. Using data from both schools, students chose at least one question to analyse and present their findings comparing the two cities and/or groups of students. Of interest are the representations created for the questions chosen, the conclusions drawn, the variation observed, the certainty about the conclusion, and the comments about what had been learned about writing survey questions.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:statistics, grade 4, school intervention
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:Fitzallen, N (Dr Noleine Fitzallen)
UTAS Author:Wright, S (Mrs Suzie Wright)
ID Code:133434
Year Published:2019
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP150100120)
Deposited By:Office of the Faculty of Education
Deposited On:2019-06-27
Last Modified:2022-05-24
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