id: 06498296
dt: j
an: 2015f.00883
au: Koellner, Karen; Pittman, Mary; Brendefur, Jonathan L.
ti: Expect the unexpected when teaching probability.
so: Math. Teach. (Derby) 245, 29-32 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
la: EN
cc: K53 D73 C33
ut: stochastics; probability theory; teaching; lower secondary; maze problem;
experience reports; probability experiments; probability concepts;
misconceptions; law of large numbers; sample size; concept formation
ci:
li: http://www.atm.org.uk/login.aspx?ReturnUrl=http%3a%2f%2fwww.atm.org.uk%2fMathematics-Teaching-Journal-Archive%2f74691
ab: Summary: The authors suggest that probability poses a challenge for both
teachers and learners. They give an account of an episode of CPD with
middle school teachers of mathematics in the USA that seeks to resolve
some of the misconceptions that learners may develop in the context of
probability whilst exploring the Maze problem.
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