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ERIC Number: EJ836036
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
Empowering Students through Data
Barnes, Paige A.
Mathematics Teacher, v102 n8 p614-620 Apr 2009
Data analysis may be a way to help bridge the gap between what students learn in school and their everyday experiences and concerns and thus to enrich their school experiences. This link is important when dealing with data analysis because "data are not just numbers, they are numbers with a context... in data analysis, context provides meaning" (Franklin et al. 2007, p. 7). This article describes an activity that helps students understand data analysis concepts while learning how to take control of their learning. (Contains 5 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001