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Three student tasks in a study of distribution in a "best practice" statistics classroom

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Bill, AF and Watson, JM (2007) Three student tasks in a study of distribution in a "best practice" statistics classroom. Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice (Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart), 1. pp. 123-132. ISSN 978-1-920846-13-8

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Abstract

Three selected student tasks from a 2-week study of the statistical concept of distribution in Year 9 class are examined. The tasks considered the exclusion of outliers, analysis of data using a semi-formal framework (GICS) developed for this study, and comparing two distributions. The pedagogy was modelled on current statistics education research best practice, with an emphasis on the cultivation of classroom dialogue where students explain and justify their positions. Fathom™ software was used by the students in a computer laboratory, and as a teaching aid in the classroom to support learning.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: statistics education Fathom distribution schools Hobart
Journal or Publication Title: Mathematics: Essential Research, Essential Practice (Proceedings of the 30th annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Hobart)
Page Range: pp. 123-132
ISSN: 978-1-920846-13-8
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© Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc., 2007

Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2009 00:10
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 04:03
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