Using students' probabilistic thinking to inform instruction


Book: 
Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (AERA, Chicago, IL, March 24-28, 1997)
Authors: 
Jones, G. A., Thornton, C. A., Langrall, C. W., & Mogill, A. T.
Category: 
Year: 
1997
Place: 
Chicago, IL
URL: 
See compilation of Research Papers from 1997 ID # 2852 (Garfield & Truran)
Abstract: 

This study addresses the development and evaluation of an instuctional program guided by research-based knowledge of students' probabilistic thinking. In particular, it seeks to (a) use a framework that describes and predicts students' thinking in probability to construct a third-grade instructional program, and (b) evaluate the effect of two different sequences of the instructional program on students' thinking in probability.