Towards a characterization and understanding of students' learning in an interactive statistics environment.


Book: 
Proceedings of the fifh international conference on teaching statistics, Statistical Education--Expanding the Network
Authors: 
Ben-Zvi, D. & Arcavi, A.
Editors: 
Phillips, B.
Category: 
Pages: 
647-653
Year: 
1997
Publisher: 
International Statistical Institute
URL: 
http://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications/2/Topic6a.pdf
Abstract: 

We shall describe episodes of middle school students working on Exploratory Data<br>Analysis (EDA) developed within an innovative curriculum. We outline the program and<br>its rationale, analyze the design of the tasks, present extracts from students' activities and speculate about their learning processes. Finally, from our observations, we propose a new construct -- learning arena, which is suggested as a curriculum design principle, which may also facilitate research.