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'I don't really understand probability at all': Final year pre-service teachers' Understanding of probability
conference contributionposted on 2023-05-23, 09:08 authored by Nicole Maher, Tracey MuirTracey Muir
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.
Publication titleProceedings of The 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
EditorsJ. Anderson N. Cavanagh & A. Prescott
Department/SchoolFaculty of Education
PublisherMathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Inc.
Place of publicationAustralia
Event titleThe 37th Annual Conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Event VenueAerial Centre, University of Technology, Sydney
Date of Event (Start Date)2014-06-29
Date of Event (End Date)2014-07-03
Rights statementCopyright 2014 Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia Incorporated