ERIC Number: ED421339
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
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Using Intranets To Foster Statistical Problem Posing and Critiquing in Secondary Mathematics Classrooms. Draft.
Cudmore, Donald H.; English, Lyn D.
This paper reports on the technological aspects of an international study in which secondary students engage in authentic data inquiries involving the posing, sharing, and critiquing of statistical word problems. This paper focuses on investigating the use of Web-based intranets to enable schools to conduct collaborative statistical investigations with students from other countries using the Internet. A series of exploratory case studies in classrooms in England, Australia, and Canada in which students posed and shared problems involving measures of central tendency are provided. The principal sources of evidence were the following: all materials posted to various areas of the project Intranet, video recordings, observers' notes, e-mail, and teacher interviews. The purpose of this paper is to discuss issues that have emerged in the present application of computer-mediated communication for fostering mathematical problem posing and critiquing. The central conclusion is that semi-private Web-based intranets present an excellent medium for publishing, sharing, and discussing mathematics problems created by students. Contains 59 references. (ASK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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