Support and Considerations for Implementing The Survey Toolkit Project-Based Curriculum Using Tinkerplots®

Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

Editors: Dr. Mack Shelley, Dr. Mustafa Pehlivan


Education Research Highlights in Mathematics, Science and Technology 2017

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Support and Considerations for Implementing The Survey Toolkit Project-Based Curriculum Using Tinkerplots®

Chapter Authors: Thomas Walsh Jr.

Abstract: The Survey Toolkit (Walsh, 2009) curriculum, including use of TinkerPlots® technology tools, was developed based on a review of the research providing guidance in best practices and methodology in teaching survey research to elementary and middle school students. The paper presents the literature review beginning with the development and support of statistics education and it importance for informing and decision-making, especially relevant today due to social media influences in persuading public opinion and trafficking of fake news. The review discusses implementation concerns and pedagogy issues in delivery of a statistics curriculum. Discussion of research directions with consideration of The Survey Toolkit curriculum using TinkerPlots® as a potential curriculum for authentic student data generated project learning is presented.

Pages: 77-94

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