ERIC Number: EJ874221
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
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Technologies for Teaching and Learning about Box Plots and Statistical Analysis
Forster, Patricia A.
International Journal for Technology in Mathematics Education, v14 n3 p137-146 2007
This paper analyses technology-based instruction on data-analysis with box plots. Examples of instruction taken from the research literature inform a study of two classes of 17 year-old students (upper secondary) in which the mathematical relationships that their teachers targeted are distinguished as being, or not being, relevant to statistical analysis. In analysing the features of technologies, the paper identifies the potential of displaying dot plots and corresponding box plots on the same screen display as being a particularly powerful way of motivating new interpretations of data structures for learners.
Descriptors: Statistical Analysis, Secondary School Students, Mathematics Instruction, Teaching Methods, Mathematics Education, Educational Technology, Computer Assisted Instruction, Computer Software, Data Interpretation, Computer Graphics, Graphs
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Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Secondary Education
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