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Assessing the interpretation of two-way tables as part of statistical literacy


Watson, J and Nathan, E, Assessing the interpretation of two-way tables as part of statistical literacy, 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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This paper analyses the interview responses of 29 teachers to a question based on the interpretation of a 2-way table. The teachers were asked to articulate the big statistical ideas behind the problem, to suggest appropriate and inappropriate responses they would expect from their students, and then to indicate how they would respond to two selected specific responses given by students in previous student surveys. Hierarchical rubrics were developed for assessing the teachers’ pedagogical content knowledge and examples are given of teachers’ responses at each level. Implications for the statistical literacy curriculum, for the use of authentic problems, and for teacher professional learning are discussed.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:Assessing the Interpretation of Two-Way Tables as Part of Statistical Literacy
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:Watson, J (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Nathan, E (Dr Erica Nathan)
ID Code:65759
Year Published:2010
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2010-12-01
Last Modified:2012-12-12
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