id: 05615050
dt: j
an: 2009f.00590
au: Dâ€™Amelio, Adriana
ti: Undergraduate student difficulties with independent and mutually exclusive
events concepts.
so: Mont. Math. Enthus. 6, No. 1-2, 47-56 (2009).
py: 2009
pu: Information Age Publishing (IAP), Charlotte, NC; Department of Mathematical
Sciences, The University of Montana, Missoula, MT
la: EN
cc: K55 D75
ut: independent events; mutually exclusive events; probability; statistics
education; undergraduate mathematics education; misconceptions
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ab: Summary: The concepts of disjunctive events and independent events are
didactical ideas that are used widely in the classroom. Previous
observations of attitudes in assessments given to students at
university level who attended the introductory statistics course helped
to detect the confusion between disjunctive and independent events, and
indicate the spontaneous ideas that students tend to elaborate about
both concepts in different situations in which these appear. However
the didactical relation between these ideas and their formal
definitions is not known in detail. In this work, we analyze
studentsâ€™ misconceptions, their persistence, and the process by which
the student confronts his misconceptions by applying theoretical
concepts. The aim is to improve the teaching of these topics.
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