This is a session of Topic 6: Research in Statistics education Full topic list
(Monday 3rd, 16:00-18:00)
Research on probabilistic reasoning and thinking
AbstractToday, children built a certain familiarity with chance and probability in our developed societies. But how do they understand the links between both types of random situations:
If probability in education must be more and more considered as a theoretical tool to describe a random reality, we have to develop new research on the epistemological status and the didactical role of probabilistic models in simulation and problem solving: in which basic situations or problems can a model be enlightening and useful? What kind of theoretical tools (sample space, random variables, parameters, urn models, laws) must be introduced? In which didactical situations and at which school levels?
In this session, different presentations will focus on these questions which involve a strong development of research on the modelling process in education.