Atitudes em relação à probabilidade e seu ensino em futuros professores de matemática do Chile e da Espanha

Translated title of the contribution: Attitudes towards probability and its teaching in prospective mathematics teachers from Chile and Spain

Felipe Ruz, Elena Molina-Portillo, Claudia Vásquez, José M. Contreras

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Abstract

Background: Promoting a positive attitude towards teaching statistics and probability has become a shared challenge for teachers’ training today. Objectives: In this study we examined validity and reliability of Attitudes’ Scale towards Probability and its Teaching (ASPT) given by Estrada, Batanero, and Díaz. Design: Following a quantitative methodology. Setting and Participants: The attitudes of a purposive sample of 126 prospective Chilean and Spanish mathematics teachers were analysed using ASPT scale. Data collection and analysis: through an Exploratory Factor Analysis. Results: they were organized into two parts. While the first part focused on the psychometric characteristics of the scale, the second one emphasised on specific attitudes of the sample. Conclusions: The findings revealed a positive attitude towards the scale. It was viewed ASPT to be an instrument with good characteristics to explore attitudinal aspects of teachers.

Translated title of the contributionAttitudes towards probability and its teaching in prospective mathematics teachers from Chile and Spain
Original languagePortuguese
Pages (from-to)48-66
Number of pages19
JournalActa Scientiae
Volume22
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Apr 2020
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Attitudes
  • Probability
  • Teachers’ training
  • Teaching

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