id: 06597662
dt: j
an: 2016d.00830
au: Degner, Kate
ti: Flipping out: calculating probability with a coin game.
so: Math. Teach. Middle Sch. 21, No. 4, 244-245 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: K53 D83
ut: probability; coin flipping; activities; probability tree
ci:
li: http://www.nctm.org/Publications/Mathematics-Teaching-in-Middle-School/2015/Vol21/Issue4/Flipping-Out_-Calculating-Probability-with-a-Coin-Game/
ab: Summary: In the authorâ€™s experience with this activity, students struggle
with the idea of representativeness in probability. Therefore, this
student misconception is part of the classroom discussion about the
activities in this lesson. Representativeness is related to the
(incorrect) idea that outcomes that seem more random are more likely to
happen. This probability activity builds on studentsâ€™ experience with
the common practice of coin flipping. In particular, the activity
addresses the grade 7 Common Core State Standards for Mathematics
(CCSSM) in probability and statistics. Students calculate the
probability of simple and compound events by using an organized list or
probability tree. Additionally, the activity provides the opportunity
for students to confront potential misconceptions about probability.
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