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Statistical Problem Posing, Problem Refining, and Further Reflection in Grade 6

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Watson, JM and English, LD 2017 , 'Statistical Problem Posing, Problem Refining, and Further Reflection in Grade 6' , Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, vol. 17, no. 4 , pp. 347-365 , doi: 10.1080/14926156.2017.1380867.

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Abstract

This report is based on an activity completed by 89 Grade 6 students carryingout a statistical investigation with a focus on posing an initial question given acontext and then refining it for a chosen data set. Having reached a conclusionbased on evidence from their data analysis, students were given additionalinformation on the context and asked to reconsider their conclusionsand degree of certainty associated with them. Data from student workbookswere used to assess students’ capacity to engage in the extensions of a statisticalinvestigation not usually encountered at the school level. Results showedapproximately 70% of students were able to carry out the complete investigationand justify a meaningful decision.

Item Type: Article
Authors/Creators:Watson, JM and English, LD
Keywords: primary education, statistics, mathematical thinking, mathematical problem-solving
Journal or Publication Title: Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education
Publisher: Routledge
ISSN: 1492-6156
DOI / ID Number: 10.1080/14926156.2017.1380867
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Copyright 2017 OISE

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