id: 06458039
dt: j
an: 2015e.00820
au: Eichler, Andreas; Vogel, Markus
ti: Teaching risk in school.
so: Math. Enthus. 12, No. 1-3, 168-183 (2015).
py: 2015
pu: Information Age Publishing (IAP), Charlotte, NC; University of Montana,
Department of Mathematical Sciences, Missoula, MT
la: EN
cc: K50 K70 K90 M10 D30
ut: risk; stochastics; statistics; probability theory; teaching; didactics of
mathematics; problem posing; obstacles; risk literacy; probability
literacy; real-life mathematics; conditional probability; mathematical
model building; computer-based learning environment; Bayes formula;
tree diagrams
ci:
li: http://www.math.umt.edu/tmme/vol12no1thru3/15_Eichler_and_Vogel.pdf
ab: Summary: Although risk is an important topic for society it is seldom
addressed when teaching statistics and probability. In this paper, we
refer to this discrepancy identifying three obstacles for teaching risk
in school regarding the mathematical and the situational aspect of
risk. Based on two educational constructs, i.e., probability literacy
and modelling, we discuss existing approaches for teaching risk in
school and propose two strategies for promoting risk as a valuable
issue for students based again on the distinction of the mathematical
and situational aspect of risk.
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