Exploring Probability in School

Challenges for Teaching and Learning

  • Graham A. Jones

Part of the Mathematics Education Library book series (MELI, volume 40)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Graham A. Jones
    Pages 1-12
  3. Perspectives on Probability and Probability Education

    1. Carmen Batanero, Michel Henry, Bernard Parzysz
      Pages 15-37
    2. Graham A. Jones, Carol A. Thornton
      Pages 65-92
  4. Teaching and Learning Probability in the Elementary School

  5. Teaching and Learning Probability in the Middle School

  6. Teaching and Learning Probability in the High School

  7. Teachers and Probability

    1. Flavia Jolliffe
      Pages 325-344
    2. Hollylynne Stohl
      Pages 345-366
    3. Graham A. Jones
      Pages 367-372
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 373-390

About this book


Exploring Probability in School provides a new perspective into research on the teaching and learning of probability. It creates this perspective by recognizing and analysing the special challenges faced by teachers and learners in contemporary classrooms where probability has recently become a mainstream part of the curriculum from early childhood through high school. The authors of the book discuss the nature of probability, look at the meaning of probabilistic literacy, and examine student access to powerful ideas in probability during the elementary, middle, and high school years. Moreover, they assemble and analyse research-based pedagogical knowledge for teachers that can enhance the learning of probability throughout these school years.

With the book’s rich application of probability research to classroom practice, it will not only be essential reading for researchers and graduate students involved in probability education; it will also capture the interest of educational policy makers, curriculum personnel, teacher educators, and teachers.


Conditional probability classroom practice development education learning

Editors and affiliations

  • Graham A. Jones
    • 1
  1. 1.Griffith UniversityAustralia

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