id: 06109022
dt: j
an: 2012f.00907
au: Prodromou, Theodosia
ti: Connecting experimental probability and theoretical probability.
so: ZDM, Int. J. Math. Educ. 44, No. 7, 855-868 (2012).
py: 2012
pu: Springer, Berlin/Heidelberg
la: EN
cc: K59 B50 C39
ut: experimental probability; theoretical probability; pre-service teacher
education; mathematical content knowledge
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/s11858-012-0469-z
ab: Summary: In this reflective paper, I explore the thinking of a group of
pre-service teachers as they reason about experimental probability and
theoretical probability. I am particularly interested in investigating
whether pre-service teachers could construct a bidirectional link
between the experimental probability and theoretical probability,
similar to the tentative model I introduce elsewhere (2008) for
coordinating the two perspectives on distribution. Overall, this
research study contributes to understanding how pre-service students
can build connections to help teachers conceptualize and support
students to embrace elements that act as connections between the two
approaches to probability.
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