Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11791
Title: Connecting Probability to Statistics using Simulated Phenomena
Contributor(s): Prodromou, Theodosia  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2012
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/11791
Abstract: This article addresses the use of probability to build models in computer-based simulations, through which exploring data and modelling with probability can be connected. The article investigates students' emerging reasoning about models, probability, and statistical concepts through an observation of grade 9 students, who used TinkerPlots2 to model a sample simulation based on probabilistic models of populations and tested models by comparing their behaviour with the generated data. Results from this research study suggest that students' use of probability to build models in computer-based simulations helps students to conceive of objects as comprising a set of data and the data distribution as being a choice made by the modeller to create approximations of real or imagined phenomena, where approximations depend on signal and variation.
Publication Type: Conference Publication
Conference Name: ATCM 2012: 17th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, Bangkok, Thailand, 16th - 20th December, 2012
Conference Details: ATCM 2012: 17th Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, Bangkok, Thailand, 16th - 20th December, 2012
Source of Publication: Creative and Critical Thinking in Mathematics Through Technology: Proceedings of the Seventeenth Asian Technology Conference in Mathematics, p. 267-276
Publisher: Mathematics and Technology, LLC
Place of Publication: Blacksburg, United States of America
ISSN: 1940-2279
1940-4204
Field of Research (FOR): 010499 Statistics not elsewhere classified
139999 Education not elsewhere classified
Socio-Economic Outcome Codes: 930199 Learner and Learning not elsewhere classified
930102 Learner and Learning Processes
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: E1 Refereed Scholarly Conference Publication
Other Links: http://atcm.mathandtech.org/EP2012/regular_papers/3472012_19908.pdf
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