This paper is from Session 2E: Using technology at school level to enhance statistical understanding
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which comes under Topic 2: Statistics education at school level

(Friday 18th, 10:55-12:25)

Games of chance: tools that help enhance teachers’ notions of statistics and probability



Research reported in this paper is part of a larger study that focused on curriculum development and on prospective teachers’ content and pedagogical knowledge of probability. To address the first research goal, during the preliminary phase of the project, a probability teaching module was developed. To address the second research goal, during the subsequent phase, this module was taught to a group of prospective middle school teachers. In this report, the focus is on the first research goal - I will describe key components of the probability teaching module. In particular, I will share two activities from the teaching module and discuss related findings.