
06617461
a
2016e.00886
BenZvi, Dani
AridorBerger, Keren
Children's wonder how to wander between data and context.
BenZvi, Dani (ed.) et al., The teaching and learning of statistics. International perspectives. Cham: Springer (ISBN 9783319234694/hbk; 9783319234700/ebook). 2536 (2016).
2016
Cham: Springer
EN
K43
data
context
statistical reasoning
growing samples
informal statistical inference
informal inferential reasoning
statistics education
doi:10.1007/9783319234700_3
Summary: The knowledge and application of the problem context and its relation to data analysis is a key component in the development of students' informal inferential reasoning. This case study analyzes children's emergent understanding of the relationship between the context world and the data world while making informal statistical inferences in an inquirybased learning environment using TinkerPlots. We focus on two fifthgrade students (aged 11) who participated in the 2010 Connections design experiment in Israel. We observe and analyze their first steps in the two worlds  data and context  in growing samples investigations. They developed gradually and inconsistently an understanding of making informal inferences considering both context and data. They moved from an initial conception of context and data as separate entities to two interconnected and relevant dimensions. We finally discuss this development and what might have supported it.