International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education

Hands-On Activities for Fourth Graders: A Tool Box for Decision-Making and Reckoning with Risk
  • Article Type: Research Article
  • International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 2009 - Volume 4 Issue 3, pp. 227-258
  • Published Online: 12 Dec 2009
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AMA 10th edition
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Reference: Martignon L, Krauss S. Hands-On Activities for Fourth Graders: A Tool Box for Decision-Making and Reckoning with Risk. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2009;4(3), 227-258.
APA 6th edition
In-text citation: (Martignon & Krauss, 2009)
Reference: Martignon, L., & Krauss, S. (2009). Hands-On Activities for Fourth Graders: A Tool Box for Decision-Making and Reckoning with Risk. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 4(3), 227-258.
Chicago
In-text citation: (Martignon and Krauss, 2009)
Reference: Martignon, Laura, and Stefan Krauss. "Hands-On Activities for Fourth Graders: A Tool Box for Decision-Making and Reckoning with Risk". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education 2009 4 no. 3 (2009): 227-258.
Harvard
In-text citation: (Martignon and Krauss, 2009)
Reference: Martignon, L., and Krauss, S. (2009). Hands-On Activities for Fourth Graders: A Tool Box for Decision-Making and Reckoning with Risk. International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, 4(3), pp. 227-258.
MLA
In-text citation: (Martignon and Krauss, 2009)
Reference: Martignon, Laura et al. "Hands-On Activities for Fourth Graders: A Tool Box for Decision-Making and Reckoning with Risk". International Electronic Journal of Mathematics Education, vol. 4, no. 3, 2009, pp. 227-258.
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Reference: Martignon L, Krauss S. Hands-On Activities for Fourth Graders: A Tool Box for Decision-Making and Reckoning with Risk. Int Elect J Math Ed. 2009;4(3):227-58.

Abstract

The intention of this work is to exhibit how children can be provided with a kit of elementary tools for judgment under uncertainty, for good decision making and for reckoning with risk. Children, we claim, can acquire this tool kit through a mosaic of simple, play-based activities which are devised to make them aware of the characteristics of uncertainty. We present a sequence of tasks that build upon each other, beginning with the Wason selection task, moving on to probabilistic tasks, tasks in elementary Bayesian reasoning comparing proportions and, finally, to comparing risks. This research is guided and inspired by empirical results on human decision making in the medical and financial domain.

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