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ERIC Number: EJ1162430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Nov
Pages: 43
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1570-1824
Elementary Preservice Teachers' Reasoning about Modeling a "Family Factory" with TinkerPlots--A Pilot Study
Biehler, Rolf; Frischemeier, Daniel; Podworny, Susanne
Statistics Education Research Journal, v16 n2 p244-286 Nov 2017
Connecting data and chance is fundamental in statistics curricula. The use of software like TinkerPlots can bridge both worlds because the TinkerPlots Sampler supports learners in expressive modeling. We conducted a study with elementary preservice teachers with a basic university education in statistics. They were asked to set up and evaluate their own models with TinkerPlots by using a real and open dataset they were given. In this article we present students' processes of setting up and evaluating their models and focus on their reasoning during this process.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Elementary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Germany
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