Alfabetizando estadísticamente a niños de 7-8 años a partir de contextos relevantes

Comprehension of statistical tables (tally and frequency tables) was analysed with 78 Spanish 7-8-year old pupils from three schools. Using a mixed descriptive and exploratory approach, based on a conventional content analysis, an activity was designed and analysed based on data from the COVID-19 context, structured in four phases: initial dialogue, individual, small group and large group work. The focus of the analysis is on the construction of tables and their interpretation, together with transnumeration. The data reveal: 1) a good level of children interest, participation and capacity for reflection; 2) most of the children were able to draw up tally tables and half of them were able to transnumerate the data into frequency tables, detecting some difficulties and errors both in the execution and in the subsequent interpretation. It is concluded that these results allow a better understanding of the development of statistical literacy in children and, consequently, provide relevant data for designing more efficient teacher training programmes ​
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