id: 05564367
dt: a
an: 2012a.00667
au: Tarr, James; Lannin, John
ti: How can teachers build notions of conditional probability and independence?
so: Jones, Graham A. (ed.), Exploring probability in school. Challenges for
teaching and learning. New York, NY: Springer (ISBN
978-0-387-24529-4/hbk). Mathematics Education Library 40, 215-238
(2005).
py: 2005
pu: New York, NY: Springer
la: EN
cc: K53 C33 D23
ut:
ci:
li: doi:10.1007/0-387-24530-8_10
ab: From the introduction: In this chapter the authors explore middle school
studentsâ€™ probabilistic thinking in conditional probability and
independence and argue that these concepts are both important and
appropriate learning for the middle school curriculum. Following
interpretations of conditional probability and independence, there is
an examination of the emergence of these concepts in the school
curriculum and and a presentation of arguments in favor of their
inclusion. The chapter highlights research relating to middle school
studentsâ€™ conceptions and misconceptions about conditional
probability and independence and analyzes student strategies in dealing
with these concepts prior to instruction. There is also a review of
research that traces studentsâ€™ thinking in conditional probability
and independence during instruction. Finally, implications are drawn
for teaching and learning conditional probability and independence in
the middle school.
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