This paper summarizes a research study conducted on first year college level students taking an introductory statistics course. There are many interesting and applicable findings for high school statistics. The article focuses on studentsí thinking on variability, what students can do and transitions in their understandings. Many examples are given including, box plots, histograms, sample, center and spread. These finding could supplement sections II and IV.
Meletiou-Maurotheris, Maria (Cyprus Ministry of Education), Lee, Carl (Department of Mathematics, Central Michigan University), Studying the Evolution of Studentsí Conceptions of Variation Using the Transformative and Conjecture-Driven Research Design. To download PDF resource online: http://www.cst.cmich.edu/users/lee1c/SRTL3/SRLT_3_papers/SRTL-Meletiou%20and%20Lee-10-2003.pdf