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Development of Understanding of Sampling for Statistical Literacy


Watson, JM and Moritz, JB, Development of Understanding of Sampling for Statistical Literacy, Journal of Mathematical Behavior, 19, (1) pp. 109-136. ISSN 0732-3123 (2000) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.1016/S0732-3123(00)00039-0


The development of understanding sampling is explored through responses to four items in a longitudinal survey administered to over 3000 students from Grades 3 to 11. Responses are described with reference to a three-tiered framework for statistical literacy, including defining terminology, applying concepts in context, and questioning claims made without proper justification. Within each tier increasing complexity is observed as students respond with single, multiple, and integrated ideas to four different tasks. Implications for mathematics educators of the development of sampling concepts across the years of schooling are discussed. © 2000 Elsevier Science Inc.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy 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:Moritz, JB (Mr Jonathan Moritz)
ID Code:19125
Year Published:2000
Deposited By:Early Childhood and Primary Education
Deposited On:2000-08-01
Last Modified:2001-06-18

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