### ProbLab

### Papers & Publications

## Main Page, Papers & Publications, Models

Abrahamson, D., & Cendak, R. M. (in press).
The odds of understanding the law of large numbers: A design for grounding intuitive probability in combinatorial analysis. In J. Novotná (Ed.),
*Proceedings of the Thirtieth Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*,
Prague, Czech Republic, July 16-21, 2006.

Abrahamson, D. (in press).
"Because in the world, there are more blocks of this type": The real-worldness of immersive combinatorial analysis as a grounding of simulated probability experiments.
In D. Abrahamson (symp. org.), What's a situation in situated cognition? -- A constructionist critique of authentic inquiry. In S. Barab, K. Hay, & D. Hickey (Eds.), *Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference of the Learning Sciences*. Bloomington, IN: ICLS. Final draft in preparation.

Abrahamson, D. (in press).
The shape of things to come: The computational pictograph as a bridge from combinatorial space to outcome distribution.
*International Journal of Computers for Mathematics Learning.*

Abrahamson, D., Janusz, R., & Wilensky, U. (2006).
There once was a 9-Block... -- A middle-school design for probability and statistics.
*Journal of Statistics Education, 14*(1).

Abrahamson, D. (in press).
Learning chance: Lessons from a learning-axes and bridging-tools perspective.
In A. Rossman & B. Chance (Eds.), *Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Teaching Statistics*. Salvador, Bahia, Brazil.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2005).
Understanding chance: From student voice to learning supports in a design experiment in the domain of probability.
In G. M. Lloyd, M. Wilson, J. L. M. Wilkins, & S. L. Behm (Eds.), *Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.* Roanoke, VA -- Virginia Tech: PME-NA

Abrahamson, D. (2006, May).
Grabbing randomness by the marbles: Bridging tools for understanding the Law of Large Numbers.
In D. Uttal (Chair), *Concrete and abstract: Perspectives from psychology and education*.
Paper presented at the seventy-eighth annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, May 4-6.

Abrahamson, D. (2006, May). *
Mathematical intuition -- what is it good for? Reflections from design research on young student understanding of the binomial function*.
In P. Blikstein & R. Lerner, Colloquium Series at the School of Education and Social Policy. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Abrahamson, D. (2006, April).
Bottom-up stats: Toward an agent-based "unified" probability and statistics.
In D. Abrahamson (Org.), U. Wilensky (Chair), and M. Eisenberg (Discussant), *Small steps for agents... Giant steps for students?: Learning with agent-based models*.
Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, San Francisco, CA.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2005, April).
Collaboration and equity in classroom activities using Statistics As Multi-Participant Learning-Environment Resource (S.A.M.P.L.E.R.).
In W. Stroup and U. Wilensky (Chairs) & C. D. Lee (Discussant), *Patterns in group learning with next-generation network technology.*
The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2005, April).
The stratified learning zone: Examining collaborative-learning design in demographically-diverse mathematics classrooms.
In D. Y. White (Chair) & E. H. Gutstein (Discussant), *Equity and diversity studies in mathematics learning and instruction.*
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2005).
Understanding chance: From student voice to learning supports in a design experiment in the domain of probability.
To appear in S. Wilson (Ed.), *Proceedings of the Twenty Seventh Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education.* Manuscript in press.

Abrahamson, D., Blikstein, P., Lamberty, K. K., & Wilensky, U. (2005).
Mixed-media learning environments.
In the *Proceedings of the annual meeting of Interaction Design and Children 2005*. Boulder, Colorado.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2005).
ProbLab goes to school: Design, teaching, and learning of probability with multi-agent interactive computer models.
In D. Pratt, R. Biehler, M. B. Ottaviani, & M. Meletiou (Eds.), the
*Proceedings of the Fourth Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education*. San Feliu De Guixols, Spain.
(Manuscript in press)

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2004). *The stratified learning zone:
Examining collaborative-learning design in demographically-diverse mathematics classrooms.*
In D. Y. White (Chair) & E. H. Gutstein (Discussant), Equity and diversity studies in mathematics learning and instruction.
The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 11 - 15, 2005.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2004). Collaboration and equity in classroom activities using Statistics As Multi-Participant Learning-Environment Resource (S.A.M.P.L.E.R.). Paper accepted for presentation in W. Stroup and U. Wilensky (Chairs) & C. D. Lee (Discussant), *Patterns in group learning with next-generation network technology.* The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Montreal, Canada, April 11 - 15, 2005.

Abrahamson, D. (2004). Embodied spatial articulation: A gesture perspective on student negotiation between kinesthetic schemas and epistemic forms in learning mathematics. In D. E. McDougall and J. A. Ross (Eds.), *Proceedings of the Twenty Sixth Annual Meeting of the North American Chapter of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Vol. 2* (pp. 791 - 797). Windsor, Ontario: Preney.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2004).
SAMPLER: Collaborative interactive computer-based statistics learning environment.*
Proceedings of the 10th International Congress on Mathematical Education*, Copenhagen, July 4 - 11, 2004.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky (2004).
ProbLab: A computer-supported unit in probability and statistics. In M. J. Hoines & A. B. Fuglestad (Eds.),
*Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education Vol. 1* (p. 369). Bergen University College.

Abrahamson, D., Berland, M.W., Shapiro, R. B., Unterman, J. W., & Wilensky, U. (2004). Leveraging epistemological diversity through computer-based argumentation in the domain of probability. In Y. B. Kafai, W. A. Sandoval, N. Enyedy, A. S. Nixon, F. Herrera (Eds.), *Proceedings of The Sixth International Conference of the Learning Sciences* (pp. 28 - 35). Mahwah NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky (2004). ProbLab: A computer-supported unit in probability and statistics. In M. J. Hoines & A. B. Fuglestad (Eds.), *Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education*, Bergen, Norway, July 11 - 14, 2004. (Manuscript in press)

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2004). S.A.M.P.L.E.R.: Statistics As Multi-Participant Learning-Environment Resource. In U. Wilensky (Chair) & S. Papert (Discussant) Networking and complexifying the science classroom: Students simulating and making sense of complex systems using the HubNet networked architecture. *The annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association*, San Diego, CA, April 12 - 16, 2004.

Abrahamson, D., & Wilensky, U. (2003). The quest of the bell curve: A constructionist approach to learning statistics through designing computer-based probability experiments. In M. Allessandra, C. Battanero, R. Biehler, M. Henry, & D. Pratt (Eds.), *Proceedings of the Third Conference of the European Society for Research in Mathematics Education.*