"We were nicer, but we weren't fairer!" Mathematical modeling exploring "fairness" in data management.


Book: 
Thinking and reasoning with data and chance: Sixty-eighth Yearbook.
Authors: 
McNab, S. L., Moss, J., Woodruff, E., & Nason, R.
Editors: 
Burrill, G. F.
Type: 
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Pages: 
171-184
Year: 
2006
Publisher: 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Reston, VA.
Abstract: 

This article describes a teaching study with fifth- and sixth-grade students in which they explored some of issues involved in critically examining data such as questioning the underlying assumptions. Students generated their own mathematical models as a way of understanding a real-life situation.