Difficulties in learning basic concepts in probability and statistics: Implications for research


Authors: 
Garfield, J. B., & Ahlgren, A.
Category: 
Volume: 
19(1)
Pages: 
44-63
Year: 
1988
Publisher: 
Journal for Research in Mathematics Education
Place: 
Minneapolis
URL: 
RISE
Abstract: 

There is a growing movement to introduce elements of statistics and probability into the secondary and even the elementary school curriculum, as part of basic literacy in mathematics. The literature reviewed in this paper indicates a need for collaborative, cross-disciplinary research on how students come to think correctly about probability and statistics.