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dc.contributor.authorDoyle, Philip Gerarden_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2008-02-21T15:45:16Z
dc.date.available2008-08-27T11:45:34Z
dc.date.issued2008en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationDoyle, P. G. (2008). Developing statistical literacy with students and teachers in the secondary mathematics classroom (Thesis, Master of Education (MEd)). The University of Waikato, Hamilton, New Zealand. Retrieved from https://hdl.handle.net/10289/2324en
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/2324
dc.description.abstractThis thesis investigates the teaching of statistical literacy in the first two years of secondary school mathematics. The teachers involved in the research aim to make changes to classroom practice in the teaching and learning of statistics and statistical literacy in response to changes in the New Zealand curriculum. An action research methodology is adopted by the research. A group of three teachers and the author undertake an action research cycle of planning, observing, acting and reflecting in three different Year 9 and 10 mathematics classrooms. The research documents the designing and implementing of strategies by a group of teachers in a mathematics department for integrating statistical literacy into teaching programmes. The research adopts framework for improving practice that utilise models for statistical literacy and thinking and principles for teaching with a language learning or literacy focus. Data is collected through discussions with teachers, observations of lessons and interviews with teachers and students. Themes emerge from the data. They include the significance of teacher and student concepts of statistics and statistical literacy, the importance of language and literacy in the statistics classroom, the adoption of teaching principles to facilitate statistical literacy and the challenge of adopting a critical literacy stance in the statistics classroom. The study highlights the importance of literacy and language skills in statistical literacy. The research concludes that the important changes needed for developing statistical literacy are about classroom methodology rather than content knowledge and shows that adoption of language learning principles into the teaching programme may achieve this.en_NZ
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dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherThe University of Waikatoen_NZ
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dc.subjectstatistics educationen_NZ
dc.subjectstatistical literacyen_NZ
dc.subjectaction researchen_NZ
dc.titleDeveloping statistical literacy with students and teachers in the secondary mathematics classroomen_NZ
dc.typeThesisen_NZ
thesis.degree.disciplineMathematics Educationen_NZ
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Waikatoen_NZ
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Education (MEd)en_NZ
uow.date.accession2008-02-21T15:45:16Zen_NZ
uow.date.available2008-08-27T11:45:34Zen_NZ
uow.identifier.adthttp://adt.waikato.ac.nz/public/adt-uow20080221.154516en_NZ
uow.date.migrated2009-06-09T23:29:23Zen_NZ
pubs.place-of-publicationHamilton, New Zealanden_NZ


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