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Data modeling in elementary and middle school classes : a shared experience

English, Lyn D. (2011) Data modeling in elementary and middle school classes : a shared experience. In de Silva Lamburg, Teruni & Wiest, Lynda (Eds.) 33rd Annual Conference of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education (PME 2011), 20 - 23 October 2011, University of Nevada, Reno, Nevada.

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Abstract

This paper argues for a renewed focus on statistical reasoning in the elementary school years, with opportunities for children to engage in data modeling. Data modeling involves investigations of meaningful phenomena, deciding what is worthy of attention, and then progressing to organizing, structuring, visualizing, and representing data. Reported here are some findings from a two-part activity (Baxter Brown’s Picnic and Planning a Picnic) implemented at the end of the second year of a current three-year longitudinal study (grade levels 1-3). Planning a Picnic was also implemented in a grade 7 class to provide an opportunity for the different age groups to share their products. Addressed here are the grade 2 children’s predictions for missing data in Baxter Brown’s Picnic, the questions posed and representations created by both grade levels in Planning a Picnic, and the metarepresentational competence displayed in the grade levels’ sharing of their products for Planning a Picnic.

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ID Code: 47308
Item Type: Conference Paper
Keywords: Data Modeling, Young children, Statistics
ISBN: 9780615542171
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Curriculum and Pedagogy Theory and Development (130202)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Curriculum
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2011 University of Nevada
Deposited On: 30 Nov 2011 09:03
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2013 15:06

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