When data and chance collide: Drawing inferences from empirical data.


Book: 
Thinking and reasoning with data and chance: Sixty-eighth Yearbook.
Authors: 
Tarr, J. E., Lee, H. L., & Rider, R. L.
Editors: 
Burrill, G. F.
Type: 
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Pages: 
139-149
Year: 
2006
Publisher: 
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics. Reston, VA.
Abstract: 

The purpose of this article is to share the insights gained from implementing a task using Probability Explorer with sixth-grade students as they learned to draw inferences form empirical data. Features of the task that elicit and extend students' reasoning are described and evidence is provided on what exemplifies the notion of "compelling evidence" amongst middle grade students.