
06498296
j
2015f.00883
Koellner, Karen
Pittman, Mary
Brendefur, Jonathan L.
Expect the unexpected when teaching probability.
Math. Teach. (Derby) 245, 2932 (2015).
2015
Association of Teachers of Mathematics (ATM), Derby
EN
K53
D73
C33
stochastics
probability theory
teaching
lower secondary
maze problem
experience reports
probability experiments
probability concepts
misconceptions
law of large numbers
sample size
concept formation
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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.