Statistics and probability for the middle grades: Examples from Mathematics in Context


Book: 
Reflections on statistics: Learning, teaching, and assessment in grades K-12
Authors: 
Burrill, G., & Romberg, T. A.
Editors: 
Lajoie, S. P.
Type: 
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Pages: 
33-59
Year: 
1998
Publisher: 
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates
Place: 
Mahwah, NJ
Abstract: 

This chapter describes the Mathematics in Context (MiC) project. This project involves presenting students with activities, in the middle grades, which help them understand how to reason from and make conclusions based on data, judge the quality of other people's conclusions, recognize the degree of uncertainty in any endeavor, and quantify the uncertainty.