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\iteman{ZMATH 2016e.00539}
\itemau{Groth, Randall E.; Butler, Jaime; Nelson, Delmar}
\itemti{Overcoming challenges in learning probability vocabulary.}
\itemso{Teach. Stat. 38, No. 3, 102-107 (2016).}
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Summary: Students can struggle to understand and use terms that describe probabilities. Such struggles lead to difficulties comprehending classroom conversations. In this article, we describe some specific misunderstandings a group of students (ages 11--12) held in regard to vocabulary such as ``certain'', ``likely'' and ``unlikely''. We discuss our efforts to help the students use such terms appropriately. In particular, we show how engaging students in a game requiring the use of the terms helped them begin to develop their vocabulary more fully. We also explain how a probability ladder visual organizer helped students begin to organize their thinking about the meanings of terms relative to one another.
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\itemcc{E40 K50 D70 C50}
\itemut{teaching; teaching statistics; probability; language; vocabulary}
\itemli{doi:10.1111/test.12109}
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