
06494794
j
2015f.01041
Kazak, Sibel
Wegerif, Rupert
Fujita, Taro
`I get it now!' Stimulating insights about probability through talk and technology.
Math. Teach. (Derby) 235, 3033 (2013).
2013
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
U73
K43
computer simulation
educational software
dynamic data exploration
data visualisation
modelling
data analysis
lower secondary
stochastics
probability
approach
concept formation
testing conjectures
student activities
coin flipping
games of chance
Summary: The authors explore the use of a computer simulation tool in an afterschool programme of lessons. Simulation is a `gift' to technological approaches. Vast numbers of `events' can be simulated and data recorded `at the push of a button'. Data sets can be real, can relate to the parameters set by the user, and can be used to `make sense' of a situation and enable understanding of a mathematical concept or process. Here, is an explanation of how TinkerPlots can support the learning and teaching of probability annotated with comments from the learners `as it happened'.