
06458039
j
2015e.00820
Eichler, Andreas
Vogel, Markus
Teaching risk in school.
Math. Enthus. 12, No. 13, 168183 (2015).
2015
Information Age Publishing (IAP), Charlotte, NC; University of Montana, Department of Mathematical Sciences, Missoula, MT
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risk
stochastics
statistics
probability theory
teaching
didactics of mathematics
problem posing
obstacles
risk literacy
probability literacy
reallife mathematics
conditional probability
mathematical model building
computerbased learning environment
Bayes formula
tree diagrams
http://www.math.umt.edu/tmme/vol12no1thru3/15_Eichler_and_Vogel.pdf
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.