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'Plot 1 is all spread out and Plot 2 is all squished together”: exemplifying statistical variation with young students
conference contributionposted on 2023-05-23, 13:35 authored by Helen ChickHelen Chick, Jane WatsonJane Watson, Noleine FitzallenNoleine Fitzallen
The idea of variation is a foundation of statistical reasoning, and many curriculum documents, including the Australian Curriculum, include variation in the learning required for the primary years. In this paper, we consider the design of activities that can exemplify the idea of variation for young students and investigate how students can use graphs to support discussions about variation. The use of appropriate contexts and the provision of physical experiences of the phenomena seemed to help students make sense of graphical representations and allowed them to discuss how variation was exemplified in the graphs.
Australian Research Council
Publication titleMaking waves, opening spaces (Proceedings of the 41st annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia)
EditorsJ Hunter, P Perger, L Darragh
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Inc.
Place of publicationAustralia
Event titleMERGA 41
Event VenueAuckland, New Zealand
Date of Event (Start Date)2018-07-01
Date of Event (End Date)2018-07-05
Rights statement© 2018 MERGA Inc.