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Average: the juxtaposition of procedure and context


Watson, J and Chick, H and Callingham, R, Average: the juxtaposition of procedure and context, Mathematics Education Research Journal, 26, (3) pp. 477-502. ISSN 1033-2170 (2014) [Refereed Article]


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DOI: doi:10.1007/s13394-013-0113-4


This paper presents recent data on the performance of 247 middle school students on questions concerning average in three contexts. Analysis includes considering levels of understanding linking definition and context, performance across contexts, the relative difficulty of tasks, and difference in performance for male and female students. The outcomes lead to a discussion of the expectations of the curriculum and its implementation, as well as assessment, in relation to students' skills in carrying out procedures and their understanding about the meaning of average in context.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:statistics education, average
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)
UTAS Author:Callingham, R (Associate Professor Rosemary Callingham)
ID Code:91236
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-05-13
Last Modified:2017-12-14
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