Improving students' attitudes to chance with games and activities
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Two combined Year 7 classes in a Queensland primary school participated in a unit of chance lessons involving six games and activities over a period of two weeks. Evidence was found for significant short-term improvements in students' enjoyment and motivation relating to chance, decreases in anxiety about chance, and improvements in students' perceptions about the usefulness of learning about chance.
Australian Mathematics Teacher
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Mathematics and Numeracy Curriculum and Pedagogy