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Week 3 introduction

In this video, David Spiegelhalter and Jenny Gage introduce week 3 of the course 'Teaching Probability'.

In the first two weeks of this course on teaching probability, we have introduced teaching approaches and methods that we have used successfully in a wide variety of schools.

Our emphasis in this third week changes a little. We are going to review a range of topics in probability that feature in most high school curricula. This week’s material should meet a range of needs:

  • For new or inexperienced teachers, this week’s lesson could be used as a primer in the key content for examination classes.
  • For more experienced teachers, there will be plenty of opportunity to reflect on what students find difficult, and why.

Whatever your level of experience and expertise, we hope that you will reflect on how the teaching approaches that we advocated in the first two weeks of the course will help to prepare students for the material we are covering this week.

We will be covering a wide range of topics this week, and we will not necessarily have the time to analyse every topic in exhaustively. You can of course use the comments section for any step to discuss that particular topic in more detail.

Are there any specific topics in probability that you are looking forward to considering?

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