id: 05773516
dt: b
an: 2011a.00800
au: Shaughnessy, J. Michael; Chance, Beth; Kranendonk, Henry
ti: Focus in high school mathematics. Reasoning and sense making in statistics
and probability.
so: Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) (ISBN
978-0-87353-642-4). ix, 117~p. (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Reston, VA: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)
la: EN
cc: K14 D44
ut:
ci:
li:
ab: Publisher’s description: Reasoning about and making sense of statistics
and probability are essential to students’ future success. This
volume belongs to a series that supports NCTM’s Focus in High School
Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making by providing additional
guidance for making reasoning and sense making part of the mathematics
experiences of all high school students every day. Six investigations
illustrate how to help high school students develop their skills in
working with data. The investigations emphasize the roles of reasoning
and sense making in defining a statistical question and collecting,
analyzing, and interpreting data to answer it. The authors examine the
key elements of statistical reasoning identified in Focus in High
School Mathematics: Reasoning and Sense Making and elaborate on the
associated reasoning habits. The investigations show how students can
use these habits in analyzing data sets, constructing and comparing
representations of data, and using samples and simulations to gather
data. They reason about distributions of data and how to use measures
of center, lines of best fit, and other tools and techniques to detect
trends, make predictions, and determine the allowable scope of
conclusions. The development of statistical reasoning must be a high
priority for school mathematics. This book offers a blueprint for
emphasizing statistical reasoning and sense making in the high school
curriculum.
rv: