Developing middle school students' statistical reasoning abilities through simulation gaming


Book: 
Reflections on statistics: Learning, teaching, and assessment in grades K-12
Authors: 
Derry, S. J., Levin, J. R., Osana, H. P., & Jones, M. S.
Editors: 
Lajoie, S. P.
Type: 
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Pages: 
175-195
Year: 
1998
Publisher: 
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Place: 
Mahwah, NJ
Abstract: 

This chapter focuses on our work in middle schools. We describe the implementation and evaluation of a three-week instructional unit that was adapted to three different subject-matter contexts (science, social studies, and mathematics). In all contexts, the purpose of the unit was to improve students' abilities to think and reason statistically about real-world issues.

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