Is this game 1 or game 2? Primary children's reasoning about samples during inquiry

Makar, Katie, Wells, Jill and Allmond, Sue (2011). Is this game 1 or game 2? Primary children's reasoning about samples during inquiry. In: SRTL-7: The International Collaboration for Research on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Learning. Presentation papers. International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (7th, SRTL, 2011), Utrecht, Netherlands, (17-39). 17-23 July 2011.

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Author Makar, Katie
Wells, Jill
Allmond, Sue
Title of paper Is this game 1 or game 2? Primary children's reasoning about samples during inquiry
Conference name International Research Forum on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Literacy (7th, SRTL, 2011)
Conference location Utrecht, Netherlands
Conference dates 17-23 July 2011
Convener SRTL: The International Collaboration for Research on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking, and Literacy
Proceedings title SRTL-7: The International Collaboration for Research on Statistical Reasoning, Thinking and Learning. Presentation papers
Publication Year 2011
Sub-type Fully published paper
Start page 17
End page 39
Total pages 23
Collection year 2012
Language eng
Formatted Abstract/Summary
The study we report on explores how primary children (aged 8-9) working on an inquiry-based problem draw on Game 1 and Game 2 reasoning about samples and processes (populations or mechanisms) in developing statistical arguments.

As this study is in an exploratory phase, our immediate aim is to build a foundation from which we can identify potential pathways for future research in inquiry-based statistical argumentation. In light of the theme of SRTL, we focus on three key questions:
1. To what extent does Makar & Rubin’s (2009) inferential framework assist in identifying which game(s) students are playing as they conduct data-based inquiry?
2. What opportunities emerge for supporting students to stay in the [appropriate] game, when a particular pedagogical emphasis is placed on evidence in inquiry (Fielding-Wells, 2010)?
3. What role does the problem purpose play (Allmond & Makar, 2010) to assist or distract students from working in the appropriate game?
Q-Index Code E1
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Institutional Status UQ

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