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This paper is from Session 6F: Theoretical frameworks and Statistics education research
which comes under Topic 6: Research in Statistics education             Full topic list

(Thursday 6th, 16:00-18:00)

The meaning of statistics variation in university books in Spain



  • Juan Ortega-Moya


In this paper we fix the institutional reference meaning of variation and its measures in university books for the first university courses, using the six elements of meaning of the “ontologic-semiotic approach of mathematical cognition.” The elements of meaning in books are identified. The deficiencies and possible difficulties that students can find, are considered. From the descriptive point of view, the complexity of topic variation and their measures is established. We conclude by pointing out the usefulness of the results.