F06: Probability literacy: Does it have a chance?

Iddo Gal (University of Haifa, Israel)


Probability literacy (alongside statistical literacy) is a key competency expected of all learners of statistics at both the college and high-school levels, since citizens need to critically understand messages related to chance, uncertainty, and risk in data-driven, evidence-based societies. Yet, the development of probability literacy faces multiple challenges due to teachers' conceptions, curricular pressures, time limits, etc. This lunch session focuses on how we can give probability literacy a chance to develop as part of teaching/learning processes in introductory-level statistics. We will discuss the problem, explore possible barriers and correlates, and exchange ideas and examples about directions for change.

Placecard: Probability Literacy