10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan
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This is a session of Topic 6: Innovations in teaching probability

Session 6A (Monday 9th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 3 - Conference Room B)

Conditional Probability, Part 1: Learning probability with visualisation



Conditional probabilities – and as a specific part of this subject – the Bayes‘ formula are important strategies to dealing with risk in situations of uncertainty. Unfortunately, learners struggle to understand concepts concerning conditional probabilities. Particularly, visual representations of situations of uncertainty that require to deal with conditional probabilities or rather the Bayes' formula seem to facilitate leraners' understanding of these situations. In this session we discuss research referring to innovations in teaching conditional probabilities with a specific focus on visualization.The session should include 3 papers. After a presentation of a paper, a discussant should raise main questions to the paper and also should raise questions that connect the different papers.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
6A1Conditional probability: friend or foe?Marie Fitch (New Zealand)
Stephanie Budgett (New Zealand)
6A2The effect of visualizing statistical information in Bayesian reasoning problemsMarkus Vogel (Germany)
Katharina Böcherer-Linder (Germany)
6A3Frequency phobia in spite of probability blindnessPatrick Weber ()
Karin Binder (Germany)
Stefan Krauss (Germany)