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 6D (Thursday 12th, 16:00-17:30,   Level 2 - Seminar Room 2)

Role of Probability ‘Games’ in Learning



In this session, issues related to the use of games will be discussed in order to improve probability teaching. One important question to address is how to go beyond the use of games as merely a “fun experience” for students. Adequate teacher preparation to use games in the classroom is an important issue to discuss. This includes a clear identification of the concepts in discussion in each game, as well as help for how to overcome student conceptual difficulties on that subject. Student participation is a relevant factor to decide on a game choice in different classroom environments. Hence, the session invites papers that reports experiences and research that can illuminate the issue under discussion, bringing innovative use of games to teach probability concepts.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
6D1Applying probability rules to games of chance than involve risk: a didactical strategyBeatriz Adriana Rodríguez González (Mexico)
Isaias Miranda Viramontes (México)
6D2Extending introductory probability through gamesAdam Molnar (United States)
Laura Behrens (United States)
6D3Understanding randomness: From gimmicks to effective learningHelen Chick (Australia)