
06494760
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2015f.00462
English, Lyn D.
Watson, Jane M.
Statistical literacy in the elementary school: opportunities for problem posing.
Singer, Florence Mihaela (ed.) et al., Mathematical problem posing. From research to effective practice. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN 9781461462576/hbk; 9781461462583/ebook). Research in Mathematics Education, 241256 (2014).
2014
New York, NY: Springer
EN
D52
K42
K52
problem posing
statistical literacy
opportunities for problem posing
statistics
probability
doi:10.1007/9781461462583_11
Summary: This chapter addresses opportunities for problem posing in developing young children's statistical literacy, with a focus on studentdirected investigations. Although the notion of problem posing has broadened in recent years, there nevertheless remains limited research on how problem posing can be integrated within the regular mathematics curriculum, especially in the areas of statistics and probability. The chapter first reviews briefly aspects of problem posing that have featured in the literature over the years. Consideration is next given to the importance of developing children's statistical literacy in which problem posing is an inherent feature. Some findings from a school playground investigation conducted in four, fourthgrade classes illustrate the different ways in which children posed investigative questions, how they made predictions about their outcomes and compared these with their findings, and the ways in which they chose to represent their findings.