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ERIC Number: EJ768777
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Nov
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5785
Ruminating on Coursework
Povey, Hilary
Mathematics Teaching Incorporating Micromath, n199 p12-14 Nov 2006
GCSE (General Certificate of Secondary Education) Handling Data coursework should be a golden opportunity to engage students in meaningful "real-life" mathematics. The marking criteria for GCSE handling data coursework puts emphasis on students' ability to plan and carry out a statistical project and to make meaningful analysis of the data they collect. Yet there are also marking criteria that demand a certain level of statistical manipulation--charts and calculations--without which it is impossible to gain the higher marks for analysis. In this article, the author ruminates on the challenges and frustrations of GCSE handling data coursework. (Contains 6 online resources, 4 resources and 1 footnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom