Rosemary Callingham

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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)
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)
As diverse technology use increases in education a number of issues are raised for assessment. This is true in all subjects, but may be particularly pertinent to statistics because students can now use large data sets and deal with multiple variables as part of their learning experiences. The issues are of two kinds. In classrooms, how do teachers assess(More)
This paper provides an analysis of interview responses from 40 teachers to a student survey question based on a pictograph. Responses comprise the first segment of 30-40 minute interviews exploring teachers' pedagogical content knowledge (PCK) in statistics at the middle school level. The responses are analysed against a back-drop of previous research on(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)
The following paper describes the development of an instrument designed to assess middle school students' interest in statistical literacy. The paper commences with a review of the literature as it relates to interest in this context and then proposes a theoretical model upon which the proposed instrument is based. The Rasch Rating Scale model is then(More)
The middle years of schooling (Grades 5 to 9; ages 10 to 14 years), critical in students' mathematical development, are also characterised by a dip in mathematics performance. Typically, the greatest drop occurs at the transition between primary and high school. StatSmart is a large-scale longitudinal study addressing statistics teaching and learning in the(More)