
06617487
a
2016e.00888
Saldanha, Luis
McAllister, Michael
Building up the box plot as a tool for representing and structuring data distributions: an instructional effort using TinkerPlots and evidence of students' reasoning.
BenZvi, Dani (ed.) et al., The teaching and learning of statistics. International perspectives. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319234694/hbk; 9783319234700/ebook). 235245 (2016).
2016
Cham: Springer
EN
K43
U73
box plots
distributions
variability
density
data
doi:10.1007/9783319234700_29
Summary: Six 7thgrade 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.