ERIC Number: ED226952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Probability and Statistics. A Collection of Papers on the Teaching of Probability and Statistics in CSMP's Elementary School Curriculum. Comprehensive School Mathematics Program.
Armstrong, Richard D., Ed.; Pedersen, Pamela, Ed.
The Comprehensive School Mathematics Program (CSMP) is described as a complete elementary mathematics curriculum that provides a natural place for probability and statistics. The CSMP approach of innovative, pictorial techniques is summarized here, with emphasis on methods and activities seen as proven successful through the enthusiastic reception of CSMP students. Content is typically presented as extensions of experiences pupils have previously encountered. Pupils are led through problem-solving experiences in a constant applications atmosphere, typically in stories or game-like situations. Individual section titles after the Introduction are: (1) Probability and Statistics in Grades One to Three; (2) Fair Games?; (3) Codes to Solve Problems; (4) Whose Triangle is It?; (5) An Area Model for Solving Probability Problems; (6) Breaking a Stick: Probability without Counting; (7) Shunda's Newsstand; and (8) Population Growth. (MP)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. of Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: CEMREL, Inc., St. Louis, MO.