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ERIC Number: EJ780998
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Nov
Pages: 7
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 3
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
It's a Home Run! Using Mathematical Discourse to Support the Learning of Statistics
Himmelberger, Kathleen S.; Schwartz, Daniel L.
Mathematics Teacher, v101 n4 p250-256 Nov 2007
Contrasting cases are a way to stimulate productive student discussions, discussions that prepare students to learn from more traditional activities such as classroom lectures and worked examples. Examples from a unit on variability show that students gain long-lasting insight into the structure and purpose of statistical formulas. (Contains 2 figures and a sample worksheet.)
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
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