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Characteristics of teachers' conversations about teaching mean, median, and mode
The study analyzed a conversation among a group of teachers responsible for teaching the concepts of mean, median, and mode. After reading an article describing some specific student difficulties in learning the concepts, ...
High school students’ levels of thinking in regard to statistical study design
The study describes levels of thinking in regard to the design of statistical studies. Clinical interviews were conducted with 15 students. Each student was enrolled in high school or was a recent graduate. The students ...
An investigation of statistical thinking in two different contexts: Detecting a signal in a noisy process and determining a typical value
The study describes students’ patterns thinking for statistical problems set in two different contexts. Fifteen students representing a wide range of experiences with high school mathematics participated in problem-solving ...