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Research on Teaching and Learning Probability

Publication year: 2016

ISBN: 978-3-319-31625-3

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This book summarizes the vast amount of research related to teaching and learning probability that has been conducted for more than 50 years in a variety of disciplines. It begins with a synthesis of the most important probability interpretations throughout history: intuitive, classical, frequentist, subjective, logical propensity and axiomatic views. It discusses their possible applications, philosophical problems, as well as their potential and the level of interest they enjoy at different educational levels. Next, the book describes the main features of probabilistic thinking and reasoning, including the contrast to classical logic, probability language features, the role of intuitions, as well as paradoxes and the relevance of modeling. It presents an analysis of the differences between conditioning and causation, the variability expression in data as a sum of random and causal variations, as well as those of probabilistic versus statistical thinking.

Subject: Education, Mathematics Education, Teaching and Teacher Education, Learning & Instruction, Probability, Research, Teaching and Learning, Epistemology, Curriculum, Teacher Education, Technology, Probabilistic Reasoning