Investigating students’ heights through a data-modelling approach

Abstract

This article illustrates one of several learning sequences from the Interdisciplinary Mathematics and Science (IMS) Learning project, connecting science and mathematics learning in the primary school. Investigating Body Height involved a series of investigations conducted in Grades 5 and 6 across six classes in one school. The project teachers implemented an enquiry-based pedagogical model to collect, organise, analyse and represent data about students’ heights. Statistical ideas and various forms of graphical representation were developed well beyond curriculum expectations.

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