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This study investigated how 8 secondary school students coped with the task of choosing their own problems for a 9-week course in an alternative school in Ithaca, New York. The students chose a theme to be investigated before the class started, collected real data on the theme, and if they felt the need for it, analyzed it using Function Probe, a software package. Observation, interview, and journal data from the students and teacher and written work of the students were compiled. Preliminary analysis of the results showed that working with real data made a difference in the level of excitement about data collection, helped the students deal with new issues in mathematics, and helped students feel more control over what they were learning. Contains 22 references. (MKR)

Descriptors: Data Analysis, Data Collection, High School Students, High Schools, Mathematics Instruction, Student Interests, Student Motivation, Student Projects











Author: Borba, Marcelo C.

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=8718&id=ED374986



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