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Improving Stochastic Content Knowledge of Preservice Primary Teachers

Peard, Robert F. (2005) Improving Stochastic Content Knowledge of Preservice Primary Teachers. In Bosch, Marianna (Ed.) CERME 4 (2005), 17-21 February 2005, Barcelona, Spain.

Abstract

Abstract: Preservice student teachers (primary) at Queensland University of Technology take only one core Foundations Unit in Quantitative Literacy. One week is devoted to basic introductory probability. However, they are able to select an elective mathematics content subject in probability which extends topics in this field. Many of the students enter this subject with little mathematical background and research by the author is being conducted to determine the most effective way of presenting a unit in more advanced probability to such students. This paper describes some of the difficulties encountered and part of the research examining the use of intuitive, frequentist and axiomatic approaches to probability in the solution of unfamiliar problems requiring a decision making process. Implications for the teaching of probability are drawn.

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ID Code: 9543
Item Type: Conference Paper
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Keywords: Stochastic thinking
ISBN: 8461132823
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Primary Education (excl. Maori) (130105)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > SPECIALIST STUDIES IN EDUCATION (130300)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2006 Robert F. Peard
Deposited On: 19 Sep 2007
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2011 15:42

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