ERIC Number: ED397118
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Apr
Components for Data Analysis and Statistics. The DataSpace (TM) Project.
Finzer, Bill; Chen, Eugene
The goal of the DataSpace project is to develop a computer learning environment for data analysis and statistics and associated materials for high school mathematics. DataSpace software will provide a concrete metaphor for data, along with interactive visual explanations of statistical concepts. Users will be able to change data smoothly and continuously and construct and study their own statistical measures and graphs. When the suite of software is completed, it will draw students into learning and using data analysis and statistics. Illustrations of software screens depict the way in which DataSpace will provide dynamic tables and graphs. The National Council of Teachers of Mathematics has recommended increased classroom emphasis on data analysis and statistics in the rest of the mathematics curriculum. The DataSpace project will eventually provide three units of material sufficient for a one-semester statistics course or as part of an integrated mathematics curriculum. The software will be an important tool for the statistics teacher and will take advantage of the networking structures being put into schools. (Contains seven illustrated screens.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper (poster) presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New York, NY, April 9-12, 1996). Illustrations may not reproduce well.