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Pre-service teachers' understanding of measures of centre: When the meaning gets lost?
conference contributionposted on 2023-05-23, 07:45 authored by Robyn ReaburnRobyn Reaburn
Measures of centre (the mean, median and mode) are fundamental to the discipline of statistics. Yet previous research shows that students may not have a thorough conceptual understanding of these measures, even though these statistics are easy to calculate. This study describes the findings of a study of pre-service teachers's ideas of measures of centre. The results indicate that while some participants had ideas about these statistics that were valid; a substantial proportion displayed little understanding of these measures.
Publication titleMathematics Education: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow - Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsV Steinle, L Ball & C Bardini
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA)
Place of publicationAustralia
Event title36th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA 36)
Event VenueMelbourne, Victoria
Date of Event (Start Date)2013-07-07
Date of Event (End Date)2013-07-11
Rights statementCopyright 2013 MERGA Inc.