We can still learn about probability by rolling dice and tossing coins

Dunn, Peter K. (2005) We can still learn about probability by rolling dice and tossing coins. Teaching Statistics, 27 (2). pp. 37-41. ISSN 1467-9639


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Rolling dice and tossing coins can still
be used to teach probability even if
students know (or think they know) what
happens in these experiments. Many
simple variations of these experiments
are considered which are interesting,
potentially enjoyable and challenging.
Using these variations can cause students
(and teachers) to think again about the
statistical issues involved-and learn in
the process.

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Additional Information: Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing. This is an electronic version of an article published in Teaching Statistics, as published in the print edition of the Journal. The published version is available via Blackwell Synergy. Print ISSN 0141-982X.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Sciences - Department of Maths and Computing
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:20
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:32
Uncontrolled Keywords: teaching, probability, dice, coins
Fields of Research : 01 Mathematical Sciences > 0104 Statistics > 010404 Probability Theory
Identification Number or DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-9639.2005.00205.x
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/379

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