International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
, Volume 10, Issue 5, pp 11431161
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ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF THE MEAN AND MEDIAN
 Tim JacobbeAffiliated withSchool of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida Email author
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This study provides a snapshot of elementary school teachers’ understanding of the mean and median. The research is presented in light of recent work regarding preservice teachers’ understanding of the mean. Common misconceptions are identified which lead to potential implications for teacher preparation programs. One of the primary concerns regarding increasing the standards expected of students to learn statistics is teachers’ preparation to address those standards. Exploring issues with teachers’ understanding of two of the most prominent concepts in the enacted curriculum provides a glimpse into the need to adequately prepare teachers to teach statistics.
Key words
content knowledge mean median statistics education teachers’ preparation Title
 ELEMENTARY SCHOOL TEACHERS’ UNDERSTANDING OF THE MEAN AND MEDIAN
 Journal

International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education
Volume 10, Issue 5 , pp 11431161
 Cover Date
 201210
 DOI
 10.1007/s1076301193210
 Print ISSN
 15710068
 Online ISSN
 15731774
 Publisher
 Springer Netherlands
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 Keywords

 content knowledge
 mean
 median
 statistics education
 teachers’ preparation
 Authors

 Tim Jacobbe ^{(1)}
 Author Affiliations

 1. School of Teaching and Learning, University of Florida, PO Box 117048, 2403 Norman Hall, Gainesville, FL, 32611, USA