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ERIC Number: EJ1122192
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Dec
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0025-5769
What Does It Mean to Do Something Randomly?
Liu, Yating; Enderson, Mary C.
Mathematics Teacher, v110 n5 p364-370 Dec 2016
A mysterious conflict of solutions emerged when a group of tenth- and eleventh-grade students were studying a seemingly ordinary problem on combination and probability. By investigating the mysterious "conflicts" caused by multiple randomization procedures, students will gain a deeper understanding of what it means to perform a task randomly and, ultimately, achieve a more mature perception of probability theory.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Grade 10; Grade 11
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A