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ERIC Number: ED489616
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Designing for Local and Global Meanings of Randomness
Paparistodemou, Efi; Noss, Richard
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 28th, Bergen, Norway, July 14-18, 2004
This research aims to study the ways in which "local" events of randomness, based on experiencing the outcome of individual events, can be developed into "global" understandings that focus on an aggregated view of probability (e.g. probability of an event). The findings reported in the paper are part of a broader study that adopted a strategy of iterative design, in which a computer-game was developed alongside the gathering of evidence for children's use of the game. In response to a range of tasks, 5 and 8 year-old children manipulated the sample space in ways that generated corresponding outcomes in the game. The findings illustrated how the game provided new tools of experience that afforded the construction of novel meanings for randomness. (Contains 2 diagrams and 3 figures.) [For complete proceedings, see ED489538.]
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, 35 Aandwind Street, Kirstenhof, Cape Town, 7945, South Africa. Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A