10th International
Conference on
Teaching Statistics
8 – 13 July 2018
Kyoto, Japan

Topic 6

Innovations in teaching probability



The sessions in this topic will explore current innovations and new directions that identify the challenges in teaching probability and the opportunities to support probabilistic thinking, including its relationship with statistics. Concepts and models of uncertainty and variability are at the heart of statistical thinking and analysis. Probability and statistics are therefore intertwined, driven by data, real contexts, modelling and problem-solving. Students hold ideas about probability based on their life experiences, which the teaching of probability can build on and challenge. As a result, sustainable representations of probability, integrated with data and statistical thinking, can be developed.


6AConditional Probability, Part 1: Learning probability with visualisationAndreas Eichler (Germany)
6BLearning Conditional Probability, Part 2Andreas Eichler (Germany)
6CTeaching Probability in School - Understanding Probability and Linking to Statistical InferenceManfred Borovcnik (Austria)
6DRole of Probability ‘Games’ in LearningMarcos Magalhães (Brazil)
6EConcepts in teaching probability: learning obstacles and proposals for how to overcome themMarkus Vogel (Germany)
6FNovel Approaches to Teaching ProbabilityHelen Chick (Australia)
6GChallenges in Teaching ProbabilityNeil Hatfield (United States of America)
6HPost-secondary Conceptions of ProbabilityJ. Todd Lee (United States)