Intuiciones probabilísticas en estudiantes de ingeniería: Implicaciones para la enseñanza de la probabilidad

Translated title of the contribution: Probabilistic intuitions in engineering students: Implications for the teaching of probability

Hugo Alvarado, MARIA SOLEDAD ESTRELLA ROMERO, Lidia Retamal, Maritza Galindo Maritza

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Abstract

The intuitions and heuristics on the probability are evaluated in 257 engineering students through a questionnaire of eight closed items, and they analyze the arguments of 148 of them in an open item. The results indicate a high variation in the qualitative assignment of the probabilistic intuition in situations of uncertainty and the existence of correct and incorrect intuitions of the students. We propose a teaching of probability that relates theoretical and practical understanding of meanings of probability, from the intuitive to the axiomatic, through the qualitative estimation of probabilistic intuitions as a degree of personal belief, and the explicit confrontation of diverse heuristics with formal knowledge of probability.

Translated title of the contributionProbabilistic intuitions in engineering students: Implications for the teaching of probability
Original languageSpanish
JournalRevista Latinoamericana de Investigacion en Matematica Educativa
Volume21
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2018

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