id: 06265751
dt: j
an: 2014b.00321
au: Smith, Richard J.
ti: Equal arcs, triangles, and probability.
so: Math. Teach. (Reston) 96, No. 9, 618-621 (2003).
py: 2003
pu: National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM), Reston, VA
la: EN
cc: D43 G43 K53
ut: probability; geometry; circles; inscribed triangles; polygons; diameters;
right triangles; Thalesâ€™ theorem; combinations; exploratory learning;
discovery learning; conjectures; teaching methods; teaching units;
experience reports
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ab: Summary: The article presents a way that gives students experience with
probability applied to geometry. It could be used in a professional
development setting for high school teachers. It uses a hands-on
approach to address several content areas including geometry,
probability, combinatorics, and algebra. Participants use deductive
reasoning to analyze the various approaches to the problem and compare
theoretical and experimental probabilities.
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