id: 05877325
dt: j
an: 2011b.01119
au: Gracin, Dubravka Glasnović; Vuković, Predrag
ti: The requirements in statistics education ‒ comparison of PISA
mathematical tasks and tasks from the mathematical textbooks in the
field of statistics.
so: Teach. Math. Comput. Sci. 8, No. 2, 263-275 (2010).
py: 2010
pu: ,
la: EN
cc: U20 K40
ut: teaching statistics; textbooks; PISA assessment; mathematical requirements;
analysis
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ab: Summary: This work presents the results of the analysis of both PISA items
and Croatian mathematical textbooks in the field of statistics. The
analysis shows that PISA’s released statistics problems have in many
ways different mathematical requirements from the requirements of
textbook problems in the statistics chapters, with respect to the
mathematical activities, complexity and in the forms of questions. The
textbook analysis shows that mathematical examples and problems often
require operation and interpretation skills on a reproductive or
connections level. Statistics textbook problems are given in the
closed-answer form. The results also show that while PISA puts strong
emphasis on the statistics field, in the current Croatian curriculum
this field is barely present. These discrepancies in requirements and
portion of statistics activities surely affect the results of Croatian
pupils on PISA assessment in the field of mathematical literacy.
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