ERIC Number: EJ287325
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1983
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Common Difficulties with Probabilistic Reasoning.
Hope, Jack A.; Kelly, Ivan W.
Mathematics Teacher, v76 n8 p565-70 Nov 1983
Several common errors reflecting difficulties in probabilistic reasoning are identified, relating to ambiguity, previous outcomes, sampling, unusual events, and estimating. Knowledge of these mistakes and interpretations may help mathematics teachers understand the thought processes of their students. (MNS)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Guides - General
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