Guessing answers to pass a 5item true false test: solving a binomial problem three different ways
Bill, AF and Watson, JM and Gayton, P (2009) Guessing answers to pass a 5item true false test: solving a binomial problem three different ways. Proceedings of the 32nd annual conference of the Mathematics Education Research Group of Australasia, 1 . pp. 5764. ISSN 9781920846206 Official URL: http://www.merga.net.au Related URLs: AbstractA binomial problem is examined through the use of three methods: a classical approach using the binomial formula, Pascal’s Triangle, and a frequentist approach using a Fathom™ simulation. Using both physical and virtual coins students explored the distinction between a coinsequence and a coincombination (where the order is not important) as a foundation for a 5item True False test task. Pedagogy was based on general principles identified by probability education research as best practice and by Ma, who emphasised deep understanding of concepts through the use of multiple approaches to problem solving. Item Type:  Article 

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Keywords:  Binomial Fathom MERGA Dice Die MERGA32 Sequence Combination 

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Deposited By:  AF BILL 

Deposited On:  28 Jul 2009 10:01 

Last Modified:  28 Jul 2009 10:01 

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