Giving Birth to Inferential Reasoning

Too often, statistical inference and probability are treated in schools like they are unrelated. In this paper, we describe how we supported students to learn about the role of probability in making inferences with variable data by building models of real world events and using them to simulate repeated samples.

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Probability is central to making inferences but often seems unrelated to it. Building models can support students to use informal probability ideas to make inferences about real data.

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