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Teaching probability: using levels of dialogue and proportional reasoning


Hay, I, Teaching probability: using levels of dialogue and proportional reasoning, Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Teaching Statistics, 13-18 July 2014, Flagstaff, Arizona, USA, pp. 1-3. (2014) [Non Refereed Conference Paper]

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Understanding probability and conditional probability are important aspects of a statistical literacy program. Unfortunately many students find these difficult concepts to grasp. Enhancing studentsí understandings of probability is explored from two perspectives. The first is based on the notion that students are better able to construct their understanding of probability when teachers use a hierarchy of dialogue questions from descriptive to the abstract, depending on the studentsí understanding and responses. The second approach to enhance studentsí understanding of probability is to extend their understanding of proportional reasoning and their ability to conceptualise how the same numerical value can be expressed in different forms.

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Item Type:Non Refereed Conference Paper
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 curriculum
Objective Field:Pedagogy
UTAS Author:Hay, I (Professor Ian Hay)
ID Code:95375
Year Published:2014
Deposited By:Education
Deposited On:2014-09-30
Last Modified:2015-06-17

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