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Cavallaro, Maria Ines; Anaya, Marta; Argiz, Elsa Garcia; Aurucis, Patricia – International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 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…
Descriptors: Mathematics Education, Mathematics Instruction, Probability, Mathematics Skills