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Prodromou T, Pratt D. Towards the design of tools for the organization of the stochastic. 2006.
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Towards the design of tools for the organization of the stochastic
This paper reports on one aspect of the ongoing doctoral research of the first named author. This study builds on prior work, which identified that students of age 11 years had sound intuitions for short-term randomness but had few tools for articulating patterns in longer-term randomness. This previous work did however identify the construction of new causal meanings for distribution when they interacted with a computer-based microworld. Through a design research methodology, we are building new microworlds that aspire to capture how students might use knowledge about the deterministic to explain probability distribution as an emergent phenomenon. In this paper, we report on some insights gained from early iterations and show how we have embodied these ideas into a new microworld, not yet tested with students.
Proceedings of the Fourth Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, p. 619-628 (2006) -- isbn:8461132823 -- European Society for Research in Mathematics Education (ERME) -- 2006
CERME 4 - 4th Congress of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education, Sant Feliu de Guixols, Spain, 17th - 21st February, 2005