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Middle school students' interest in statistical literacy


Carmichael, C and Hay, I, Middle school students' interest in statistical literacy, Proceedings of the 31st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 28 June - 1 July 2008, Brisbane, QLD, pp. 109-116. (2008) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper presents the results of a research review into the development of middle school studentsí interest in statistical literacy. In particular it reviews the concept of interest and its motivational influence on learning. Findings reveal that very little research has examined the influence of positive affect such as interest on learning in the middle-school statistics context. Further, these findings suggest that interest development will be the result of a complex interplay of classroom influences and individual factors such as: studentsí knowledge of statistics, their enjoyment of statistics and their perceptions of competency in relation to the learning of statistics.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:middle school, students, statistical literacy, interest, motivation, learning
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:English and literacy curriculum and pedagogy (excl. LOTE, ESL and TESOL)
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Learner and learning
Objective Field:Learner and learning not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Carmichael, C (Mr Colin Carmichael)
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:54007
Year Published:2008
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2009-02-06
Last Modified:2014-05-19
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