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Students' Misconceptions about Random Variables


IJMEST Volume 43, Number 7, ISSN 0020-739X


This article describes some misconceptions about random variables and related counter-examples, and makes suggestions about teaching initial topics on random variables in general form instead of doing it separately for discrete and continuous cases. The focus is on post-calculus probability courses. (Contains 2 figures.)


Kachapova, F. & Kachapov, I. (2012). Students' Misconceptions about Random Variables. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology, 43(7), 963-971. Retrieved August 10, 2022 from .

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