id: 06617487
dt: a
an: 2016e.00888
au: Saldanha, Luis; McAllister, Michael
ti: Building up the box plot as a tool for representing and structuring data
distributions: an instructional effort using TinkerPlots and evidence
of studentsâ€™ reasoning.
so: Ben-Zvi, Dani (ed.) et al., The teaching and learning of statistics.
International perspectives. Cham: Springer (ISBN 978-3-319-23469-4/hbk;
978-3-319-23470-0/ebook). 235-245 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Cham: Springer
la: EN
cc: K43 U73
ut: box plots; distributions; variability; density; data
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/978-3-319-23470-0_29
ab: Summary: Six 7th-grade students engaged with an instructional sequence
involving the use of the TinkerPlots software to organize data sets in
ways intended to help them construe two attributes: the location of
subsets of data values within a subrange of the entire set and the
length of the intervals comprised by those subsets. Findings from a
pretest and a culminating task suggest that the students enriched their
ability to imagine and create a hypothetical data distribution from a
given representative box plot, and that they became oriented to the
spread of portions of a data set as indicated by the length of
quartiles.
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