A study on mathematics students’ probabilistic intuition for decision-making in high school
Alejandro Ramírez-Contreras 1 * , Leopoldo Zúñiga-Silva 1 , Ezequiel Ojeda-Gómez 1
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1 Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey, Monterrey, MEXICO* Corresponding Author

Abstract

This paper reports on an exploratory study about probabilistic intuition in learning mathematics for decision-making. The analysis was carried out on a group of high school students in relation to their probabilistic intuition in problem-solving, after performing playful learning activities on a simulation platform specifically designed for this study. The analysis used a mixed qualitative-quantitative method. The results showed that the simulation activities facilitated the students’ probabilistic intuition and boosted their performance in solving problems, particularly avoiding decisions based on previous results (when unnecessary) and identifying situations, where binomial distribution can be used.

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Article Type: Research Article

INT ELECT J MATH ED, 2023, Volume 18, Issue 4, Article No: em0749

https://doi.org/10.29333/iejme/13586

Publication date: 01 Oct 2023

Online publication date: 20 Aug 2023

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