This paper is from Session 6G: Challenges in Teaching Probability
which comes under Topic 6: Innovations in teaching probability
Paper 6G1 (Tuesday 10th, 11:00-12:30)
A survey of teachers’ self-reported practices of probability teaching in primary and secondary school levels in Québec
- Vincent Martin (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR), Canada)
- Mathieu Thibault (Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada)
- Normand Roy (Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières, Canada)
In Québec (Canada), the teaching of probability is mandated across the primary and secondary grades. However, probability teaching poses numerous challenges related to its conceptual complexity and its impact on the development of probabilistic thinking. To investigate this issue, we conducted a survey of teachers’ self-reported practices of probability teaching at the primary and secondary school levels in Québec. Based on responses to an online questionnaire, we draw a portrait of probability teaching practices among a sample of 626 teachers. Our results include descriptive statistics of respondents’ perceptions about probability, the place occupied by its teaching in their classes and the resources used in their teaching. Additionally, we use inferential statistics to explore the existence of significant differences among variables in the sample.