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Statistics Education – Data Reduction and Chance

Enrolment code: ESG712

Offered: Distance education: may be taken in semester 1 OR semester 2

Unit description:

Follows on from ESG711 and considers topics from the grade 5–9 mathematics curriculum related to data reduction and chance and basic probability. Background knowledge necessary to teach the topics, classroom activities, research on student understanding, multimedia approaches to probability stimulation (eg software), and motivational materials from the news media will be included in the unit. Current curriculum documents will be assessed in relation to teachers’ classroom requirements.

Staff Dr J Watson For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern independent work, contact-time with lecturer negotiated Timetable
Prerequisites ESG711  
Assessment mode problems assigned from the text and set using the software (50%) a 3,000-word essay on a classroom project related to the course content (50%). Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Moore DS, Statistics: Concepts and Controversies, 3rd edn, Freeman, 1991
CD-ROM: Learning the Unlikely at Distance Delivered as an Information Technology Enterprise, Australian Association of Mathematics Teachers, 1996.
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Discipline (School) Postgraduate Education  
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