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This is an article in MAA's Innovative Teaching Exchange that describes strategies to get students past thoughtless number crunching, guessing, and intuition when it comes to solving probability problems.
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Although this article discusses problem solving in the context of an introductory probability course, the discussion of the kinds of errors students make, and the methods the author uses to improve students' problem solving skills could be applied, with small changes, to a variety of introductory courses which have a substantial problem-solving component. B. Gold, editor, Innovative Teaching Exchange.
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Researchers should cite this work as follows:
- Lee-Chua, Q. N. (2018). Innovative Teaching Exchange: Asking Questions in Probability Class. QUBES Educational Resources. doi:10.25334/Q4R141