Iconic Representations and Statistical Problem Solving: The Case of Greek Pupils

By Sofia D. Anastasiadou.

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This study investigates the degree to which representational and decorative pictures influence sixth grade primary pupils in statistical problem solving. It also investigates pupils' attitude towards statistical concepts. For the purposes of the study, 137 pupils were asked to complete a questionnaire with two statistical problems accompanied by a representational picture and two by a decorative one. The results of the study indicate that the presence of both the representational and the decorative picture did not have a significant impact in pupil’s performance. In addition pupils dealt with statistical problems with no great difficulty and showed very positive attitudes towards statistical concepts.

Keywords: Representational and Decorative Pictures, Statistical Problem Solving

The International Journal of Learning, Volume 15, Issue 11, pp.301-310. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 661.548KB).

Dr. Sofia D. Anastasiadou

Lecturer, Department of Preschool Education, University of Western Macedonia, Thessaloniki, Greece

Sofia Anastasiadou holds a BSc from the Department of Mathematics of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece, a Master degree in Mathematics Education from Surrey University of Kingston in Great Bretagne. She has obtained her Ph.D in Multidimetional Statistical Analysis at the Macedonia University of Thessaloniki in Greece. She is currently a Lecturer of Applied Statistics and Educational Research in the Department of Preschool Education at the University of Western Macedonia in Greece. Apart form Statistics and Mathematics Education in Primary, Secondary and Higher Education her research interests are also focused in the Analysis and Interpretation of Multivariate Data for Social Science. Sofia Anastasiadou has published several papers in Greek, European and International Scientific Journals.

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