Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. 1999. HICSS-32. Abstracts and CD-ROM of Full Papers (1999)
Jan. 5, 1999 to Jan. 8, 1999
Phil Vahey , University of California at Berkeley
Noel Enyedy , University of California at Berkeley
Bernard Gifford , University of California at Berkeley
Recent perspectives on learning encourage educators interested in technology based learning environments to reconsider their basic assumptions about teaching as "transmitting correct information." Instead we view the teaching and learning enterprise as helping students construct knowledge from domain relevant experiences. In this paper we report on the Probability Inquiry Environment (PIE), which facilitates the development of probabilistic reasoning by making available collaborative inquiry activities and student-controlled simulations. These activities guide middle school students toward a deeper understanding of probability, a domain that is becoming increasingly important in the K-12 mathematics curricula of the United States.
P. Vahey, N. Enyedy and B. Gifford, "The Probability Inquiry Environment: A Collaborative, Inquiry-Based Simulation Environment," Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Hawaii International Conference on Systems Sciences. 1999. HICSS-32. Abstracts and CD-ROM of Full Papers(HICSS), Maui, Hawaii, 1999, pp. 1080.