ERIC Number: EJ1163784
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Statistical Problem Posing, Problem Refining, and Further Reflection in Grade 6
Watson, Jane M.; English, Lyn D.
Canadian Journal of Science, Mathematics and Technology Education, v17 n4 p347-365 2017
This report is based on an activity completed by 89 Grade 6 students carrying out a statistical investigation with a focus on posing an initial question given a context and then refining it for a chosen data set. Having reached a conclusion based on evidence from their data analysis, students were given additional information on the context and asked to reconsider their conclusions and degree of certainty associated with them. Data from student workbooks were used to assess students' capacity to engage in the extensions of a statistical investigation not usually encountered at the school level. Results showed approximately 70% of students were able to carry out the complete investigation and justify a meaningful decision.
Descriptors: Mathematics Instruction, Grade 6, Problem Solving, Foreign Countries, Models, Statistical Analysis, Investigations, Probability, Reflection, Mathematics Curriculum, Longitudinal Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Grade 6
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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