Three core components in developing children's understanding and appreciation of data—establish a context, pose and answer statistical questions, represent and interpret data—lay the foundation for the fourth component: use data to enhance existing context.

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Lyn D. English, l.english@qut.edu.au, is a professor of mathematics education at Queensland University of Technology, Australia. Her research interests include mathematical modeling, statistical reasoning, problem solving and posing, and developmental engineering education.

(Corresponding author is English l.english@qut.edu.au)
Teaching Children Mathematics

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