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dc.contributor.authorSharma, Sashi
dc.date.accessioned2013-06-19T04:05:23Z
dc.date.available2013-06-19T04:05:23Z
dc.date.copyright2012-09-24
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationSharma, S. (2012). Cultural influences in probabilistic thinking. Journal of Mathematics Research, 4(5), 63-77.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/7724
dc.description.abstractConcerns about students' difficulties in statistics and probability and a lack of research in this area outside of western countries led to a case study which explored form five (14 to 16 year olds) students' ideas in this area. The study focussed on probability, descriptive statistics and graphical representations. This paper presents and discusses the ways in which students made sense of probability constructs (equally likely and proportional reasoning) obtained from the individual interviews. The findings were interpreted in relation to cultural perspective. The findings revealed that many of the students used strategies based on cultural experiences (beliefs, everyday and school experiences) and intuitive strategies. While the results of the study confirm a number of findings of other researchers, the findings go beyond those discussed in the literature. The use of beliefs, everyday and school experiences was considerably more common than that discussed in literature. The paper concludes by suggesting some implications for teachers and researchers.en_NZ
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoenen_NZ
dc.publisherCanadian Center of Science and Educationen_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofJournal of Mathematics Research
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/jmr/article/view/20893en_NZ
dc.rightsThis article has been published in the Journal of Mathematics Research. © 2012 Canadian Center of Science and Education.en_NZ
dc.subjectprobabilistic thinkingen_NZ
dc.subjectcultureen_NZ
dc.subjectequally likelyen_NZ
dc.subjectindependenceen_NZ
dc.subjectproportional reasoningen_NZ
dc.subjecthigh school studentsen_NZ
dc.subjectimplications for practiceen_NZ
dc.titleCultural Influences in Probabilistic Thinkingen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.5539/jmr.v4n5p63en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfJournal of Mathematics Researchen_NZ
pubs.begin-page63en_NZ
pubs.elements-id38212
pubs.end-page77en_NZ
pubs.issue5en_NZ
pubs.volume4en_NZ


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