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ERIC Number: EJ1217075
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1072-0839
Project-Based Statistics: Capitalizing on Students' Interests
Peters, Susan A.; Gross, Michelle; Stokes-Levine, Amy
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v24 n6 p330-336 Apr 2019
Statistics standards found in the Common Core (CCSSI 2010) and other state standards require considerable instructional time and focus for students to develop the depth and breadth of understanding necessary. In this article, the authors offer an approach to teaching a statistics unit that combines student choice with authentic and sustained investigation to motivate seventh-grade students' learning. The article begins with a description of a prior instructional approach and then offers insights for implementing a project-based approach. This approach capitalizes on students' interests and maintains focus during statistics instruction. It can be adapted for use with sixth- and eighth-grade students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 7; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: National Science Foundation (NSF)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: 1149403