Data Analysis and Probability:
Measures of Center
In Data Analysis and Probability: Measures of Center, we visit a
classroom of students looking at ways of measuring and describing
data and data sets. A note of interest—all the students in this
class are English Language Learners (ELLs) or speakers of native
languages other than English.
Participants in this course:
 Examine how
students make sense of data "landmarks."
 Explore how
initial knowledge informs and is changed by systematic observation.
 Explore how
students learn to represent data using bar charts and line plots.
 Examine different
questioning strategies to support concept clarification and discussion.
 Explore how
nonverbal communication builds comfort and a sense of achievement
in mathematics.
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