Combinatorics And The Development Of Children's Combinatorial Reasoning

English, Lyn D. (2005) Combinatorics And The Development Of Children's Combinatorial Reasoning. In Jones, G. A (Ed.) Exploring Probability in School: Challenges for Teaching and Learning. Springer, New York, pp. 121-141.

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Abstract

This chapter begins by exploring some elementary ideas of combinatorics and how they support children’s development of beginning probability ideas and problem-solving skills. Consideration is then given to various types of combinatorial problems and the relevant difficulties they present children. A review of studies that have addressed children's combinatorial reasoning is presented in the second half of the chapter. The chapter concludes by looking at ways in which we might increase children's access to powerful ideas in combinatorics.

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ID Code: 1596
Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author . Author contact details : l.english@qut.edu.au
Keywords: combinatorics, teaching, probability, curriculum
DOI: 10.1007/b105829
ISBN: 9780387245294
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > CURRICULUM AND PEDAGOGY (130200) > Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy (130208)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Springer
Deposited On: 10 Apr 2007 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:14

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