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Trajectories of learning in middle years' students statistical development


Callingham, R, Trajectories of learning in middle years' students statistical development, Data and context in statistics education: towards an evidence-based society , 11-16 July 2010, Ljubljana, Slovenia EJ ISBN 978-90-77713-54-9 (2010) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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The middle years of schooling (Grades 5 to 9; ages 10 to 14 years), critical in studentsí mathematical development, are also characterised by a dip in mathematics performance. Typically, the greatest drop occurs at the transition between primary and high school. StatSmart is a large-scale longitudinal study addressing statistics teaching and learning in the middle years in three states in Australia, one of which has Grade 7 as part of the primary school, whereas in the other two states Grade 7 marks the start of high school. Student understanding of statistics is measured three times using Rasch measurement to compare performances at different points in time. Two cohort measures indicated that there was a plateau in performance between the first and second year of high school, rather than at the primary/high school transition. The trajectories of learning identified are discussed

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Trajectories of Learning in Middle Years' Students Statistical Development
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:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:65753
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-12-01
Last Modified:2012-03-21

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