Proportional Reasoning: Lessons from Research in Data and Chance


Authors: 
Watson, J. M., & Shaughnessy, J. M.
Volume: 
10
Pages: 
104
Abstract: 

This article presents two statistical tasks, one on comparing data sets, another on repeated sampling, both of which have powerful connections to proportional reasoning. Students' work and reasoning on these tasks are included, as well as suggestions for ways to use these tasks with middle school students to connect statistical thinking to proportional reasoning.