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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Sashi
dc.date.accessioned2012-04-11T04:42:30Z
dc.date.available2012-04-11T04:42:30Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationSharma, S. (2006). How do Pasifika students reason about probability? Some findings from Fiji. Waikato Journal of Education, 12, 87-100.en_NZ
dc.identifier.issn1173-6135
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6200
dc.description.abstractThis paper reports on data from a large study which explored form five (14 to 16 years old) students' ideas in statistics. The study focused on descriptive statistics, graphical representations and probability. This paper discusses the ways in which students made sense of probability questions obtained from the individual interviews. The findings revealed that many of the students used strategies based on prior experiences (beliefs, cultural and school experiences) and intuitive strategies. From the analysis, I identified a four-category rubric that could be considered for describing how students construct meanings for statistics tasks. While the results of the study confirm a number of findings of other researchers, the findings go beyond those discussed in the literature. The use of beliefs and everyday and school experiences was considerably more common than that discussed in literature. The paper concludes by suggesting some implications for teachers and researchers.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherFaculty of Education, University of Waikatoen_NZ
dc.relation.urihttp://www.wje.org.nz/index.php/WJEen_NZ
dc.rights© 2006 Waikato Journal of Education. It is posted here by permission for personal use.en_NZ
dc.subjectFijian-Indianen_NZ
dc.subjectprobabilityen_NZ
dc.subjectinterviewsen_NZ
dc.subjectcultureen_NZ
dc.subjecteveryday experienceen_NZ
dc.titleHow do Pasifika students reason about probability? Some findings from Fiji.en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfWaikato Journal of Educationen_NZ
pubs.begin-page87en_NZ
pubs.elements-id34210
pubs.end-page100en_NZ
pubs.volume12en_NZ


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