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: 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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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|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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