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Practicing Statistics in Year 4


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Watson, J ORCID: 0000-0002-6001-7248, Fitzallen, N ORCID: 0000-0002-0002-5748 and Wright, S ORCID: 0000-0003-1541-0769 2019 , 'Practicing Statistics in Year 4', paper presented at the Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 30 June - 4 July, Perth, Australia.

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This study reports on the capabilities of 53 Year 4 students as they completed the final stages of their first complete statistical investigation. In the context of becoming acquainted with students in a sister school in another city, students in both schools wrote and refined questions, which were answered by all students in an on-line survey. Using data from both schools, students chose at least one question to analyse and present their findings comparing the two cities and/or groups of students. Of interest are the representations created for the questions chosen, the conclusions drawn, the variation observed, the certainty about the conclusion, and the comments about what had been learned about writing survey questions.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors/Creators:Watson, J and Fitzallen, N and Wright, S
Keywords: statistics, grade 4, school intervention
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 42nd Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Publisher: MERGA
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