Developing Statistical Modeling with Paper Helicopters

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Katie MakarUniversity of Queensland, Australia

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Helen M. DoerrSyracuse University in Syracuse, New York

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Robert delMasDepartment of Educational Psychology at the University of Minnesota

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Statistical modeling allows students to construct and improve representations based on their experiences. A model development sequence is used with fifth graders to build models for comparing two distributions of the flight durations of paper helicopters. Emphasis is on the role of the teacher and using models as evidence.

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Use a model development sequence to build and refine systems for comparing two distributions of flight duration.

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  • Doerr, Helen M., Robert delMas, and Katie Makar. 2017. “A Modeling Approach to the Development of Students' Informal Inferential Reasoning.” Statistics Education Research Journal 16, no. 2 (November): 86115.

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  • Lesh, Richard A., and Helen M. Doerr, eds. 2003. Beyond Constructivism: Models and Modeling Perspectives on Mathematics Problem Solving, Learning, and Teaching. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

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