TSG 1.6: Teaching and learning of probability


Our world is in crisis (environmentally, economically, health-wise, socially) and education could be a key solution. This multi-factorial crisis has emphasized the significance of mathematics education, to develop reasoning and critical thinking skills. In a society where the use of probability is becoming more and more important, TSG 1.6 seeks to contribute to the teaching and learning of probability. Indeed, there is a need to improve the understanding of probability concepts and the notion of risk in the current data world. This appears necessary to guide informed decision-making in different contexts educational, but also social. In order to prepare the next era of research, it appears necessary to promote the diffusion and sharing of ideas related to probability education.

Areas of interest

In TSG 1.6, we invite both empirically grounded and theoretical contributions, concerning any level of education (from pre-kindergarten to university). More specifically, contributions to the following sub-themes would be welcome to enrich the discussion and share the development of research in such areas:

  • Dispositions, attitudes and beliefs of students and teachers towards probability.
  • Students’ probability understanding.
  • Ways to help students overcome barriers to learning probability.
  • Development of early probabilistic thinking.
  • Articulation of probabilistic approaches (theoretical, frequentist and subjective).
  • Use of manipulatives in teaching and learning probability.
  • Role of technology in teaching and learning probability.
  • Probability teacher education (both pre-service and in-service)
  • Analysis of curriculum or teaching resources related to the teaching of probability.
  • Gambling awareness.
  • Development of decision-making based on probability.
  • Use of real risk contexts to teach probability.
  • Emerging trends, developments and innovation in teaching and learning probability.
  • Theoretical frameworks in probability education.
  • Methodological frameworks in probability education.
  • Connecting probabilistic thinking with data sciences learning.
  • Other issues related to probability education.

TSG 1.6 aims to provide a platform for educators, teachers and researchers for the presentation of their research findings and discussion of issues on these sub-themes. Diversified perspectives, both conceptual and methodological, are expected to highlight the work done around the world on probability education. All submissions will be peer-reviewed. 

How to make a submission to TSG 1.6

Submissions for Topic Study Group Papers and proposals for Posters open soon – check the Key Dates table for specific dates relating to this activity.

Contact email addresses for team Co-Chairs are provided in the TSG 1.6 downloadable PDF Description Paper should you wish to contact them with questions before you make a submission.