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Towards "probability literacy" for all citizens: Building blocks and instructional dilemmas.


Book: 
Exploring probability in school: Challenges for teaching and learning.
Authors: 
Gaal, I.
Editors: 
Jones, G. A.
Type: 
Category: 
Pages: 
39-63
Year: 
2005
Publisher: 
Springer, NY
Abstract: 

This chapter focuses on "probability literacy", the knowledge and dispositions that students may need to develop to be considered literate regarding real-world probability matters. Models of adult literacy, numeracy, and statistical literacy that define the terrain in which knowledge of probability is situated are reviewed. Then, the five basic elements of probability-related knowledge and points to some dispositions that are needed for adults to be able to effectively interpret and engage real-world probabilistic situations are discussed. Implications for instructional practice and research are examined.

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