Journal/Book Title/Conference

Proceedings of the 12th International Conference on Interaction Design and Children

Editor

Juan Pablo Hourcade, Ellen A. Miller, & Anna Egeland

Publisher

ACM

Publication Date

Summer 2013

First Page

273

Last Page

276

Abstract

Recess is often a time for children in school to engage recreationally in physically demanding and highly interactive activities with their peers. This paper describes a design effort to encourage fifth-grade students to examine sensitivities associated with different measures of center by having them analyze activities during recess using over the course of a week using Fitbit activity trackers and TinkerPlots data visualization software. We describe the activity structure some observed student behaviors during the activity. We also provide a descriptive account, based on video records and transcripts, of two students who engaged thoughtfully with their recess data and developed a more sophisticated understanding of when and how outliers affect means and medians.

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