n Learning and Teaching Mathematics - Probability and the ambiguity of language

Volume 2012, Issue 12
  • ISSN : 1990-6811


I have been travelling around various parts of South Africa doing voluntary work. Through my work with teachers I have noticed the issue of the ambiguity of language with regard to probability. As greater emphasis is placed on probability in the new curriculum, three important words must be clearly understood by learners and educators alike: "a", "one" and "or".

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