id: 06664493
dt: j
an: 2016f.01245
au: Smith, Carmen Petrick; Kenlan, Kris
ti: Invention activities support statistical reasoning.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 21, No. 6, 358-363 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: K43 D83
ut: statistical analysis; statistics; educational games; use of technology;
activities
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teaching-in-Middle-School/2016/Vol21/Issue6/Invention-Activities-Support-Statistical-Reasoning/
ab: Summary: Studentsâ€™ experiences with statistics and data analysis in
middle school are often limited to little more than making and
interpreting graphs. Although students may develop fluency in
statistical procedures and vocabulary, they frequently lack the skills
necessary to apply statistical reasoning in situations other than
clear-cut textbook examples. This led the authors, a classroom teacher
and a university researcher, to redesign a twelve-day statistics unit
to give their sixth-grade students opportunities to apply statistical
reasoning to meaningful problems, make sense of messy data, deal with
uncertainty, and interpret results within context. To guide their
redesign, they turned to the GAISE Report, the Guidelines for
Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education, which proposes a
framework for learning statistics as an investigative problem-solving
process rather than as a set of disconnected formulas and graphs. This
active process includes formulating questions, collecting data,
choosing and applying appropriate methods of analysis, and interpreting
results. In this article, Students investigate how well an online game
helps them learn. (ERIC)
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