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

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

Post-secondary Conceptions of Probability


Session chair: Todd Lee


Probability, in many different guises, continues to be a powerful mathematical lens through which we make sense of real-world structures. With this comes the importance of society members having the understanding necessary for the appropriate interpretation of probability in context. In this session we review a variety of post-secondary groups, their struggles with meaning of probability in different contexts, and the results from different interventions. The presenters will explore different aspects of the interplay between prior understandings and life experiences, and working with new probabilistic content.


PaperTitlePresenter / Co-author(s)
6H1Students' Conveyed Meanings for ProbabilityNeil Hatfield (United States of America)
6H2The Problem with Deciding if Order MattersEgan Chernoff (Canada)
Gale Russell (Canada)
6H3The Challenge of Teaching Probability to elderly peopleTeresita Teran (Argentina)