Learning and teaching probability in the 21st Century

Maurizio Manuguerra, Peter Petocz

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    Abstract

    Contemporary technology affords considerable enhancements to the pedagogy of probability. Traditional approaches focused on mathematical presentation of theory, supported by theoretical and numerical exercises. Utilising current electronic media in the form of e-books, available to students on mobile devices such as the iPad, allows probability to be presented and learned in a more active mode, with seamless integration of text, images, video, animations, presentations and self-assessment exercises. Such a format promotes deep learning of the underlying theory and an essential connection to practical application of the ideas. While this is beneficial for all students (and teachers), it is especially so for those who will be future teachers of mathematics and statistics. They not only get access to contemporary learning materials in probability, but they are also exposed to models of teaching from which they can develop their own pedagogical repertoire.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationSustainability in statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9, July, 2014)
    EditorsK. Makar, B. de Sousa, R. Gould
    Place of PublicationVoorburg, The Netherlands
    PublisherInternational Statistical Institute
    Pages1-6
    Number of pages6
    Publication statusPublished - 2014
    EventInternational Conference on Teaching Statistics (9th : 2014) - Arizona, USA
    Duration: 13 Jul 201418 Jul 2014

    Conference

    ConferenceInternational Conference on Teaching Statistics (9th : 2014)
    CityArizona, USA
    Period13/07/1418/07/14

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    Manuguerra, M., & Petocz, P. (2014). Learning and teaching probability in the 21st Century. In K. Makar, B. de Sousa, & R. Gould (Eds.), Sustainability in statistics education. Proceedings of the Ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS9, July, 2014) (pp. 1-6). Voorburg, The Netherlands: International Statistical Institute.