written by
Michael C. Wittmann,
Jeffrey Morgan, and
Roger Feeley

We report on the development of students' ideas of probability and probability density in a University of Maine laboratory-based general education physics course called Intuitive Quantum Physics. Students in the course are generally math phobic with unfavorable expectations about the nature of physics and their ability to do it. We describe a set of activities used to teach concepts of probability and probability density. Rudimentary knowledge of mechanics is needed for one activity, but otherwise the material requires no additional preparation.

<a href="http://www.compadre.org/introphys/items/detail.cfm?ID=4846">Wittmann, M, J. Morgan, and R. Feeley. "Laboratory-tutorial activities for teaching probability." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2, no. 2, (August 2, 2006).</a>

M. Wittmann, J. Morgan, and R. Feeley, Laboratory-tutorial activities for teaching probability, Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2 (2), (2006), <http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020104>.

Wittmann, M., Morgan, J., & Feeley, R. (2006, August 2). Laboratory-tutorial activities for teaching probability. Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res., 2(2). Retrieved September 1, 2015, from http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020104

Wittmann, M, J. Morgan, and R. Feeley. "Laboratory-tutorial activities for teaching probability." Phys. Rev. ST Phys. Educ. Res. 2, no. 2, (August 2, 2006), http://dx.doi.org/10.1103/PhysRevSTPER.2.020104 (accessed 1 September 2015).

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