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Average Revisited in context


Watson, J and Chick, H, Average Revisited in context, Mathematics Education: Expanding Horizons - Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 2-6 July 2012, Singapore, pp. 753-760. ISBN 978-981-07-2527-3 (2012) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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This paper analyses the responses of 247 middle school students to items requiring the concept of average in three different contexts: a city's weather reported in maximum daily temperature, the number of children in a family and the price of houses. The mixed but overall disappointing performance on the six items in three contexts indicates the need for concerted efforts to link numeracy across the curriculum as required in the new Australian Curriculum.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
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:Chick, H (Associate Professor Helen Chick)
ID Code:79254
Year Published:2012
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2012-08-29
Last Modified:2013-08-20
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