ERIC Number: EJ1098456
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Apr
Mutually Exclusive, Complementary, or . . .
Schloemer, Cathy G.
Mathematics Teacher, v109 n8 p640 Apr 2016
Whether students are beginning their study of probability or are well into it, distinctions between complementary sets and mutually exclusive sets can be confusing. Cathy Schloemer writes in this article that for years she used typical classroom examples but was not happy with the student engagement or the level of understanding they produced. Here she provides one experience she had with alternative examples that helped make this one of her favorite lessons.
Descriptors: Probability, Learner Engagement, Teaching Methods, Mathematics, Mathematics Instruction, Units of Study, Mathematical Concepts
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