ERIC Number: EJ656476
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: 0
Making Inferences and Predictions from Data in the Elementary and Middle Grades.
Mooney, Edward S.; Jones, Graham A.; Langrall, Cynthia W.
New England Mathematics Journal, v34 n2 p26-39 May 2002
Presents and discusses examples that illustrate the nature and scope of elementary and middle school students' reasoning when they are faced with tasks that involve making inferences and predictions from data. Shows that the range in thinking is not so much dependent on age as on the experiences students have in data exploration. (KHR)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Learning Strategies, Logical Thinking, Mathematics Education, Statistical Inference, Statistics, Thinking Skills
The Association of Teachers of Mathematics in New England, Keene State College, Dept. of Mathematics, Keene, NH 03435-2001.
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Focus issue: The Teaching of Data and Chance: Cases, Reflections, Suggestions.