id: 06619341
dt: j
an: 2016e.00900
au: Chan, K. C.; Lenard, C. T.; Mills, T. M.
ti: When probability trees donâ€™t work.
so: Int. J. Math. Educ. Sci. Technol. 47, No. 6, 972-976 (2016).
py: 2016
pu: Taylor \& Francis, Abingdon, Oxfordshire
la: EN
cc: K50 K60 M40
ut: Markov condition; conditional probability; teaching probability; simulation
ci:
li: doi:10.1080/0020739X.2015.1124932
ab: Summary: Tree diagrams arise naturally in courses on probability at high
school or university, even at an elementary level. Often they are used
to depict outcomes and associated probabilities from a sequence of
games. A subtle issue is whether or not the Markov condition holds in
the sequence of games. We present two examples that illustrate the
importance of this issue. Suggestions as to how these examples may be
used in a classroom are offered.
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