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Assessment of Students' Understanding of Variation


Watson, JM and Kelly, BA, Assessment of Students' Understanding of Variation, Teaching Statistics: An Internation Journal for Teachers, 29, (3) pp. 80-88. ISSN 0141-982X (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1111/j.1467-9639.2007.00295.x


Several tasks used in research studies are presented with assessment rubrics and examples of the development of student understanding. The tasks focus on students’ appreciation of variation in several contexts and illustrate the need to discuss variation in the classroom and to ask students specifically about it during assessment.

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Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:Teaching • Assessment • Variation • Distributions
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and numeracy curriculum and pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Watson, JM (Professor Jane Watson)
UTAS Author:Kelly, BA (Mr Ben Kelly)
ID Code:49355
Year Published:2007
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2007-08-01
Last Modified:2012-03-30

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