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Fourth-graders’ meta-questioning in statistical investigations

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English, LD, Watson, JM and Fitzallen, NE ORCID: 0000-0002-0002-5748 2017 , 'Fourth-graders’ meta-questioning in statistical investigations', in A Downton and S Livy and J Hall (eds.), Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) , Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Australia, pp. 229-236 .

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Abstract

This paper addresses the initial components of an activity in which 4th-grade studentsengaged in meta-questioning as they created and refined survey questions with the aim ofcomparing life across two Australian cities. We propose the term, meta-questioning, as acore, underrepresented feature of statistical investigations in the primary school. We reporton the nature of the students’ initial posed questions and their subsequent refined questions,students’ justifications for their question refinements, their anticipated data collection, anddevelopments in their question posing skills. Results include a hierarchy of question typesposed by the students and how their question types changed with subsequent refinements.

Item Type: Conference Publication
Authors/Creators:English, LD and Watson, JM and Fitzallen, NE
Keywords: question posing; STEM;
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 40th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Publisher: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
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Copyright 2017 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) Incorporated

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