ERIC Number: EJ827014
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Feb
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It's a Fird! Can You Compute a Median of Categorical Data?
Leavy, Aisling M.; Friel, Susan N.; Mamer, James D.
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School, v14 n6 p344 Feb 2009
Students need time and experience to develop essential understandings when they explore data analysis. In this article, the reader gains insight into confusion that may result as students think about summarizing information about a categorical data set that is attempting to use, in particular, the median. The authors highlight points to consider in helping students unpack these essential understandings.
Descriptors: Data Analysis, Middle School Students, Secondary School Mathematics, Mathematical Concepts, Mathematics Instruction, Mathematics Skills
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Middle Schools
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