|Proposal of Probability Project|
According to a 1996 NAEP study, more students are taking an increased course load in data and chance, but "more than three-fourths of twelfth-grade students still indicate that they have not studied statistics or probability in school" (Shaughnessy & Zawojewski, 1999, p. 714). This is largely due to the fact that teachers often find it difficult to incorporate probability into the standard curriculum. Professionals in the fields of business, industry, and government recommend that their employees be skilled in these areas. In addition, the Curriculum and Evaluation Standards for School Mathematics (NCTM, 1989, 1998) stress the inclusion of statistics and probability. A goal of this project is to incorporate real-world probability applications into probability, algebra, geometry, trigonometry, and calculus courses. We aspire that students will make intra-disciplinary, as well as interdisciplinary connections.
We are creating a
probability web-based curricula for secondary mathematics students and
teachers. Our website includes:
anticipate these resources will aid teachers and students in incorporating
probability into both their classrooms and daily lives!