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Some Student Ideas on the Median and the Mode

Some Student Ideas on the Median and the Mode

This article, created by G.V. Barr, proposes to make a "tentative contribution to the knowledge of students' understanding of the statistical concepts; median and mode." It relates to a pilot study and tries to answer questions connected with the mistakes students tend to make: 1.What are the difficulties, 2.How many students have difficulties of this kind, 3.­How does the statistical vocabulary develop with respect to concept? The author first provides a general introduction, then an introduction to the median, an introduction to the mode and finally discussion questions/conclusions. This is a nice overview of these different statistical concepts.

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