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Making Comparisons between Observed Data and Expected Outcomes: Students' Informal Hypothesis Testing with Probability Simulation Tools
Statistics Education Research Journal Vol. 9, No. 1 (May 2010) pp. 68–96
We examined how middle school students reason about results from a computer-simulated die-tossing experiment, including various representations of data, to support or refute an assumption that the outcomes on a die are equiprobable. We used students'...
Curriculum and Implementation Effects on High School Students' Mathematics Learning from Curricula Representing Subject-Specific and Integrated Content Organizations
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 44, No. 2 (March 2013) pp. 416–463
This study examined the effect of 2 types of mathematics content organization on high school students' mathematics learning while taking account of curriculum implementation and student prior achievement. Hierarchical linear modeling with 3...
Research Committee. New Assessments for New Standards: The Potential Transformation of Mathematics Education and Its Research Implications
James E. Tarr; Erica N. Walker; Karen F. Hollebrands; Kathryn B. Chval; Robert Q. Berry; Chris L. Rasmussen; Cliff Konold; Karen King
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education Vol. 44, No. 2 (March 2013) pp. 340–352
The current era of common curriculum standards, increased accountability, and rapid expansion of technology within a complex and highly charged political context has influenced changes in assessment practices in mathematics classrooms. This research ...