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ERIC Number: ED573364
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012-Jul
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 9
The Classicist and the Frequentist Approach to Probability within a "TinkerPlots2" Combinatorial Problem
Prodromou, Theodosia
Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia (MERGA) (35th, Singapore, Jul 2-6, 2012)
This article seeks to address a pedagogical theory of introducing the classicist and the frequentist approach to probability, by investigating important elements in 9th grade students' learning process while working with a "TinkerPlots2" combinatorial problem. Results from this research study indicate that, after the students had seen the systematic construction of the event space via combinatorial analysis, they viewed the sample space as an essential property that regulated the results of the distribution of each sum's theoretical frequency.
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Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: Grade 9; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools; Secondary Education; High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia
Identifiers - Location: Australia