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Lappan, G., Fey, J., Fitzgerald, W. Friel, S. & Phillips, E. (1996). Data about us. Connected Mathematics Project, Palo Alto, CA.
“The mode, median, and mean are kinds of averages that are a part of representations and statistics used to analyze data. Students need to understand each of these measures and how they are applied and calculated. This article examines two ways in which the concept of “mean” can be demonstrated.
Hitch, C. & Armstrong, G. (1994). Daily activities for data analysis. Arithmetic Teacher. 41(1) 242-245.
“Children develop mathematical concepts by seeing them in a variety of settings.” For students to understand statistics and graphs, they need exposure to the process of collecting, organizing, and describing data. This article describes useful activities that help students understand and display data.
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