@inbook {MATHEDUC.06310386,
author = {Mamolo, Ami and Zazkis, Rina},
title = {Contextual considerations in probabilistic situations: an aid or a hindrance?},
year = {2014},
booktitle = {Probabilistic thinking. Presenting plural perspectives},
isbn = {978-94-007-7154-3},
pages = {641-656},
publisher = {Dordrecht: Springer},
doi = {10.1007/978-94-007-7155-0_34},
abstract = {Summary: We examine the responses of secondary school teachers to a probability task with an infinite sample space. Specifically, the participants were asked to comment on a potential disagreement between two students when evaluating the probability of picking a particular real number from a given interval of real numbers. Their responses were analyzed via the theoretical lens of reducing abstraction. The results show a strong dependence on a contextualized interpretation of the task, even when formal mathematical knowledge is evidenced in the responses.},
msc2010 = {K50xx (K60xx M10xx D70xx)},
identifier = {2014d.00807},
}