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Principles and strategies in teaching probability


Talma Leviatan (Israel)


We propose to teach tertiary probability focusing on general probabilistic principles that lead to general probabilistic problem-solving strategies. The method enhances theoretical understanding of general models and at the same time, supplies students with a toolbox for handling the extremely wide range of possible applications of probability theory. According to experience, the method is particularly effective when applied to prospective teachers, as it helps in building up selfconfidence both as students and as future teachers, a confidence that may later be transferred to their students.