The study aims at investigating the effect of using problem - solving strategies in improving statistical thinking for sixth - grade primary students. The study sample contains 51 students from the Islamic Educational College chosen by the clustered sample method from three sections divided into two groups: The experimental group, which includes 25 students who were examined in accordance with using a problem - solving strategy, and a control group of 26 students who were examined in accordance with the regular method. The study tools consist of a statistical thinking test for statistical unit applied before and after the experiment for the two groups. The results showed a statistically significant difference between the experimental and control groups at the scale of 0.05 in favor of the experimental group. The study recommended activating the use of problem - solving strategies because of their impact on developing mathematical thinking skills in general and statistical thinking skills in particular. In addition, the study recommends holding training courses for teachers in developing statistical thinking abilities as well as conducting more studies aimed at improving other types of mathematical thinking like spatial, geometric, and others.
Musa, Adnan Mahmoud and Al-Jabr, Shaker Muhammad
"The Effect of Using Problem Solving Strategy in Improving Statistical Thinking for the Sixth Grade Primary Students,"
Journal of Al-Quds Open University for Educational & Psychological Research & Studies: Vol. 13:
38, Article 5.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.aaru.edu.jo/jaqou_edpsych/vol13/iss38/5