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ERIC Number: ED500990
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: Author
Secondary School Mathematics Preservice Teachers' Probabilistic Reasoning in Individual and Pair Settings
Koirala, Hari P.
International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Paper presented at the 27th International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Conference Held Jointly with the 25th PME-NA Conference (Honolulu, HI, Jul 13-18, 2003), v3 p149-155
Fairly large amount of research on students' conceptions of probability has been reported in the literature. Most of this work represents school students' reasoning of probability in individual setting. This study provides 8 secondary school mathematics preservice teachers' reasoning of probability in both individual and pair settings. Consistent with previous studies the findings of this study indicate that preservice teachers' conceptions of probability are often different across settings. However, a few preservice teachers who strongly believed in formal reasoning provided consistent argument across all settings if similar tasks were presented. It is suggested that the teaching of probability should provide an opportunity for students to interact in both individual and group settings. [For complete proceedings, see ED500858.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: Higher Education; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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