Posted on November 17, 2008 by Jason Dyer
The ever-helpful Mathematics Education Research Blog posted about a new journal called Education Designer which includes a mathematics article.
The problem? One of the examples seems wrong to me. Take a look at this worksheet (which goes with this one). Specifically it makes statements like
In this exam, the mean mark was greater than the modal mark.
and expects the students to match them to a box-and-whisker plot. Except — how can you tell anything about mode from a box-and-whisker plot? Is this a UK-to-US translation issue or is the worksheet wrong? (EDIT: See the comments. It’s more like a cultural assumption issue.)
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