*************************** Sent at the request of Per Nilsson. *************************** Timetable for TSG 11: "Teaching and learning of probability"
The TSG 11 organizing committee is co-chaired by Per Nilsson (Sweden) and Jun Li (China), with additional team members Enriqueta Reston (Philippines), Egan Chernoff (Canada), Efi Paparistodemou (Cyprus), and Kyung-Hwa Lee (Korea), along with IPC Liaison Gail Burrill (USA).
TGS 11 has four 90-minute sessions (July 10, 11, 13, and 14) which will be devoted to different themes of teaching and learning of probability. In addition there is a poster session, which is common for all TSGs. The papers accepted for presentation in the four sessions are structured according to the following four themes:
Theme A: Curriculum Development and Policies Theme B: Research on Students' Thinking and Reasoning Theme C: Probability Literacy and Instructional Challenges Theme D: Teacher Knowledge in probability teaching
Three key note speakers are invited to give the leading speeches focus on the first three themes, and a Plenary Panel will initiate a further discussion on the last theme.
Session 1: Tuesday, July 10, 10:30-12:00: Curriculum Development and Policies Chair: Egan Chernoff
10:30-10:50 General introduction to TSG11 given by Nilsson and Li 10:50-11:15 Ramesh Kapadia (Invited Speaker, United Kingdom): From research and curriculum development towards policies to enhance probabilistic understanding 11:15-11:35 Jenny Gage (United Kingdom): Towards a new probability curriculum for secondary schools 11:35-11:55 Xianghui Wu (China): Games of probability investigation and application among Grade 9 students 11:55-12:00 Egan Chernoff: Summing up and synthesizing presentations and discussions
Session 2: Wednesday, July 11, 10:30-12:00: Research on Students' Thinking and Reasoning Chair: Per Nilsson
10:30-10:55 Manfred Borovcnik (Invited Speaker, Austria): Conditional probability - a review of mathematical, philos Miriam Amit & Irma Jan (Israel): Gifted students overcoming misconceptions related to the concept of "independence" 11:15-11:35 Judith Stanja (Germany): Role of artifacts and signs in elementary stochastic thinking 11:35-11:55 Theodosia Prodromou (Australia): Developing a modeling approach to probability using computer-based simulations 11:55-12:00 Per Nilsson: Summing up and synthesizing presentations and discussions
Session 3: Friday, July 13, 11:00-12:30: Probability Literacy and Instructional Challenges Chair: Enriqueta Reston
11:00-11:25 Iddo Gal (Invited Speaker, Israel): Developing probability literacy: Needs and pressures stemming from frameworks of adult competencies and mathematics curricula 11:25-11:45 Hongshick Jang (Korea): Teaching and learning probability with mathematical modeling 11:45-12:05 Hugo Hernandez (Mexico) etc.: Probability didactical sequence: exploring PI 12:05-12:25 Taek-Keun Oh & Kyeong-Hwa Lee (Korea): Half or two thirds? Creativity development in probability through debate 12:25-12:30 Enriqueta Reston: Summing up and synthesizing presentations and discussions
Session 4: Saturday, July 14, 10:30-12:00: Teacher Knowledge in Probability Teaching Chair: Kyeong-Hwa Lee
10:30-10:50 Enriqueta Reston (Philippines): Exploring inservice elementary mathematics teachers' conceptions of probability through inductive teaching and learning methods 10:50-11:10 Per Nilsson (Sweden): Connecting Swedish compulsory schoolteachers' content knowledge of probability to their level of education, teaching years and self-assessments of probability concepts 11:10-11:30 Egan Chernoff (Canada): Unintended relative likelihood comparisons 11:30-11:55 Plenary Panel (Burrill, Gal, Kapadia, Borovcnik): Developing knowledge for probability teaching* 11:55-12:00 Wrap-up discussion and closing given by Nilsson and Li
* Developing knowledge for probability teaching is intended to refer both to what kind of knowledge teachers may need to provide for a certain teaching quality and to how to facilitate the development of such teacher knowledge.
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