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06 - Rethinking Probability in the Introductory Statistics Course 
October 21, 2011   1:00pm - 2:30pm
Total Credits:
0.15 CH  
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Many students find probability and conditional probability and Bayes Rule in particular, difficult. In this session participants will see an alternate approach to teaching probability in the introductory course that builds on research suggesting that students reason better with natural frequencies than with relative frequencies. Participants will see activities that are based on translating probability information into natural frequencies in a way that allows students to do sophisticated probabilistic reasoning, including calculating conditional probabilities and doing Bayes Rule like computations, without the formulas that are used in a traditional approach to teaching this topic. Participants will take away classroom activities that can be used to teach important probability concepts in the introductory course.

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