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Pre-service teachers' understanding of measures of centre: When the meaning gets lost?

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Reaburn, R, Pre-service teachers' understanding of measures of centre: When the meaning gets lost?, Mathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 7-11 July 2013, Melbourne, Victoria, pp. 563-569. (2013) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

Measures of centre (the mean, median and mode) are fundamental to the discipline of statistics. Yet previous research shows that students may not have a thorough conceptual understanding of these measures, even though these statistics are easy to calculate. This study describes the findings of a study of pre-service teachers's ideas of measures of centre. The results indicate that while some participants had ideas about these statistics that were valid; a substantial proportion displayed little understanding of these measures.

Item Details

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:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Teacher and Instructor Development
Author:Reaburn, R (Dr Robyn Reaburn)
ID Code:85620
Year Published:2013
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2013-07-24
Last Modified:2017-12-09
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