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“Plot 1 is all spread out and Plot 2 is all squished together”: exemplifying statistical variation with young students

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Chick, H ORCID: 0000-0002-1126-0479, Watson, JM and Fitzallen, N ORCID: 0000-0002-0002-5748 2018 , '“Plot 1 is all spread out and Plot 2 is all squished together”: exemplifying statistical variation with young students', paper presented at the MERGA 41, 1-5 July 2018, Auckland, New Zealand.

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Abstract

The idea of variation is a foundation of statistical reasoning, and many curriculumdocuments, including the Australian Curriculum, include variation in the learning requiredfor the primary years. In this paper, we consider the design of activities that can exemplifythe idea of variation for young students and investigate how students can use graphs tosupport discussions about variation. The use of appropriate contexts and the provision ofphysical experiences of the phenomena seemed to help students make sense of graphicalrepresentations and allowed them to discuss how variation was exemplified in the graphs.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Chick, H and Watson, JM and Fitzallen, N
Keywords: STEM; statistics education; primary; graphing; data representations
Journal or Publication Title: Making waves, opening spaces (Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia)
Publisher: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
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© 2018 MERGA Inc.

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