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The Mathematics Enthusiast

Article Title

Teaching Risk in School

Volume

12

Issue

1-3

Abstract

Although risk is an important topic for society it is seldom addressed when teaching statistics and probability. In this paper we refer to this discrepancy identifying three obstacles for teaching risk in school regarding the mathematical and the situational aspect of risk. Based on two educational constructs, i.e. probability literacy and modelling, we discuss existing approaches for teaching risk in school and propose two strategies for promoting risk as a valuable issue for students based again on the distinction of the mathematical and situational aspect of risk.

First Page

168

Last Page

183

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