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ERIC Number: EJ775699
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 10
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0020-739X
Estimative Abilities in Probabilistic Judgments of Engineering Students
Cavallaro, Maria Ines; Anaya, Marta; Argiz, Elsa Garcia; Aurucis, Patricia
International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, v38 n7 p917-925 Oct 2007
The paper discusses the interaction between intuitive biases of probabilistic thinking and mathematical knowledge. It would appear that students may answer numerical problems correctly but falter on simple descriptive solutions. Students appear to relinquish formal knowledge for simpler heuristics when attempting to describe the outcome of an event. This paper explores some possible theoretical causes of the dissociation between procedural and estimative abilities. (Contains 5 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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