This paper is from Session 6B: Learning Conditional Probability, Part 2
which comes under Topic 6: Innovations in teaching probability
Paper 6B2 (Tuesday 10th, 16:00-17:30)
Classroom activity in Secondary School for introducing conditional probability
- Emilse Gómez-Torres (National University of Colombia, Colombia)
- Ivonne Latorre-Verano (National University of Colombia, Colombia)
A formative activity based on a paradoxical situation, “Three cards game”, was proposed for introducing the notion of conditional probability to secondary school students (14-16 year olds). We applied this activity in a classroom of 26 Colombian learners and analyzed qualitatively their responses, comparing them with previous researches. This intentional sample showed good performance except for a few students who still made mistakes at the end. We concluded that this activity was successful because the majority of students built notions as conditionality, dependent and independent of events, and all of them were highly motivated during the class.