Investigation of performances of prospective mathematics teachers on probability

There is a difficulty in teaching/learning the concept of probability because of the various reasons such as a shortage of competent teachers and students' misconceptions. In the study, the performances of the prospective mathematics teachers on probability was investigated. The subject consisted of 125 seniors enrolled in the secondary mathematics teacher education programs in Ankara. The percentages of correct answers of seven questions was lower than that of wrong answer. The prospective mathematics teachers did not have some basic concepts of probability such as probability of occurring event(s), sample point, and sample space. They also could not specify type of events. Furthermore, they could not compute probability of non-mutually exclusive events. Consequently, prospective mathematics teachers did not have enough competencies on probability.
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S. Bulut, “Investigation of performances of prospective mathematics teachers on probability,” Hacettepe Üniversitesi Eğitim Fakültesi Dergisi, pp. 33–39, 2001, Accessed: 00, 2021. [Online]. Available: