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'I don't really understand probability at all': Final year pre-service teachers' Understanding of probability

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Maher, N and Muir, T, 'I don't really understand probability at all': Final year pre-service teachers' Understanding of probability, Proceedings of The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 29 June - 3 July 2014, Aerial Centre, University of Technology, Sydney, pp. 437-444. ISBN 978-1-920846-27-5 (2014) [Refereed Conference Paper]


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Abstract

This paper reports on one aspect of a wider study that investigated a selection of final year pre-service primary teachers' responses to four probability tasks. The tasks focused on foundational ideas of probability including sample space, independence, variation and expectation. Responses suggested that strongly held intuitions appeared to inte1fere with understanding probability, which impacted on the pre-service teachers' ability to identify students' errors and to confidently provide appropriate teaching suggestions and approaches.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:pre-service teachers, pedagogical content knowledge, probability
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and Pedagogy
Research Field:Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Teaching and Instruction
Objective Field:Pedagogy
Author:Maher, N (Mrs Nicole Maher)
Author:Muir, T (Dr Tracey Muir)
ID Code:93222
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-07-18
Last Modified:2017-11-20
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