Innovations in teaching probability
- Jill Fielding-Wells (Australia)
- Aisling Leavy (Ireland)
- Marcos Magalhães (Brazil)
- David Pratt (United Kingdom)
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.