Rosemary Callingham

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This study considers the measurement of Statistical Literacy understanding that goes beyond the basic chance and data skills and knowledge in the mathematics curriculum. This understanding requires application of mathematical skills in a range of contextual situations and draws on aspects of statistics, such as variation and inference, which may not be(More)
This paper examines the relationship between key predictors of middle school students’ interest for statistical literacy, including their self-efficacy for statistical literacy and their prior mathematics achievement. Given the lack of research in the statistical literacy domain, a review of the mathematics education literature confirms the importance of(More)
The Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) criteria from the American Psychiatric Association’s Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders were used to assess a large sample of children at the end of their first year at school in England. These data were explored using Rasch measurement and the measures for the items together with their(More)
The current expectation of teachers in Australia is that they are able to collect, interpret, and use data related to teaching and learning. Digital technologies in schools, such as electronic methods of record-keeping, offer enhanced opportunities for teachers to perform this skill, and its application has been growing steadily in education. The aim of(More)
This paper reviews factors that contribute to the development of middle school students’ interest in statistical literacy and its motivational influence on learning. To date very little research has specifically examined the influence of positive affect such as interest on learning in the middle-school statistics context. Two bodies of associated research(More)
In Ethiopia, primary school teachers of science and mathematics are encouraged to integrate Information and Communication Technology (ICT) into their teaching as a means to improve the quality of education. However, there has not been the same emphasis placed on providing professional learning opportunities for teachers on how to use ICT in their teaching.(More)
StatSmart is a three-year longitudinal study that started in 2007. The aim is to improve students levels of statistical literacy through changing teachers’ approaches to teaching statistics in the classroom. Teacher and student change will be tracked over three years to determine factors of effective professional learning programs that impact on students’(More)