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ERIC Number: EJ879384
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0141-982X
Understanding of Patterns, Streaks and Independence by Grade School Children
Ridgway, Carolyn; Ridgway, Derry
Teaching Statistics: An International Journal for Teachers, v32 n2 p34-40 Sum 2010
Using sequences of coin flips as a model of serial independent events, we asked schoolchildren in grades 1 through 5 to estimate the likelihood of the next flip. Most children in each grade expected short patterns to continue.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education; Grade 1; Grade 2; Grade 3; Grade 4; Grade 5
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A