Mathematics Education Library

Chance Encounters: Probability in Education

Editors: Kapadia, Ramesh, Borovcnik, M. (Eds.)

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About this book

This book has been written to fIll a substantial gap in the current literature in mathemat­ ical education. Throughout the world, school mathematical curricula have incorporated probability and statistics as new topics. There have been many research papers written on specifIc aspects of teaching, presenting novel and unusual approaches to introducing ideas in the classroom; however, there has been no book giving an overview. Here we have decided to focus on probability, making reference to inferential statistics where appropriate; we have deliberately avoided descriptive statistics as it is a separate area and would have made ideas less coherent and the book excessively long. A general lead has been taken from the fIrst book in this series written by the man who, probably more than everyone else, has established mathematical education as an aca­ demic discipline. However, in his exposition of didactical phenomenology, Freudenthal does not analyze probability. Thus, in this book, we show how probability is able to organize the world of chance and idealized chance phenomena based on its development and applications. In preparing these chapters we and our co-authors have reflected on our own acquisition of probabilistic ideas, analyzed textbooks, and observed and reflect­ ed upon the learning processes involved when children and adults struggle to acquire the relevant concepts.

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' I recommand the book as a refreshing step in providing some snapshots of the fascinating area of stochastic thinking, views of the river of change. ' J. Research in Math. Education 24:1 1993

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • The Educational Perspective

    Kapadia, Ramesh (et al.)

    Pages 1-26

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  • A Probabilistic Perspective

    Borovcnik, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 27-71

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  • Empirical Research in Understanding Probability

    Borovcnik, Manfred (et al.)

    Pages 73-105

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  • Analysis of the Probability Curriculum

    Ahlgren, Andrew (et al.)

    Pages 107-134

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  • The Theoretical Nature of Probability in the Classroom

    Steinbring, Heinz

    Pages 135-167

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chance Encounters: Probability in Education
Editors
  • Ramesh Kapadia
  • M. Borovcnik
Series Title
Mathematics Education Library
Series Volume
12
Copyright
1991
Publisher
Springer Netherlands
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media Dordrecht
eBook ISBN
978-94-011-3532-0
DOI
10.1007/978-94-011-3532-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-7923-1474-5
Softcover ISBN
978-94-010-5563-5
Series ISSN
0924-4921
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
X, 267
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