Average: the juxtaposition of procedure and context
journal contributionposted on 2023-05-18, 00:37 authored by Jane WatsonJane Watson, Helen ChickHelen Chick, Rosemary CallinghamRosemary Callingham
This paper presents recent data on the performance of 247 middle school students on questions concerning average in three contexts. Analysis includes considering levels of understanding linking definition and context, performance across contexts, the relative difficulty of tasks, and difference in performance for male and female students. The outcomes lead to a discussion of the expectations of the curriculum and its implementation, as well as assessment, in relation to students' skills in carrying out procedures and their understanding about the meaning of average in context.
Publication titleMathematics Education Research Journal
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Inc.
Place of publicationAustralia
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