## Abstract

Current secondary school statistics curricula focus on procedural knowledge and

pay too little attention to statistical reasoning. As a result, students are not able to apply their knowledge to practice. In addition, education often targets the average student, which may lead to gifted students missing challenge. This study explored ways to enhance grade 8 (Pre-University level) students’ statistical literacy through within-class differentiation. The developed course materials consisted of a differentiated module in the Digital Mathematics

Environment (DME), combined with investigation activities during classroom sessions. The material focused on statistical reasoning using visual representations made with TinkerPlots. We concluded that this teaching arrangement indeed increased students’ statistical literacy.

pay too little attention to statistical reasoning. As a result, students are not able to apply their knowledge to practice. In addition, education often targets the average student, which may lead to gifted students missing challenge. This study explored ways to enhance grade 8 (Pre-University level) students’ statistical literacy through within-class differentiation. The developed course materials consisted of a differentiated module in the Digital Mathematics

Environment (DME), combined with investigation activities during classroom sessions. The material focused on statistical reasoning using visual representations made with TinkerPlots. We concluded that this teaching arrangement indeed increased students’ statistical literacy.

Original language | English |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the Tenth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10, February 1-5, 2017) |

Editors | Thérèse Dooley, Ghislaine Gueudet |

Pages | 860-867 |

Number of pages | 8 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 978-1-873769-73-7 |

Publication status | Published - 5 Feb 2017 |

Event | 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10) - Dublin, Ireland Duration: 1 Feb 2017 → 5 Feb 2017 |

### Conference

Conference | 10th Congress of European Research in Mathematics Education (CERME10) |
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Country/Territory | Ireland |

City | Dublin |

Period | 1/02/17 → 5/02/17 |

## Keywords

- Statistical literacy
- descriptive statistics
- Digital Mathematics Environment
- leveldifferentiation
- TinkerPlots