Measuring risk taking

Warren J. Atkins, Gilah C. Leder, Peter J. O'Halloran, Graham H. Pollard, Peter Taylor

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    Risk taking can be defined as the preparedness of a student to attempt to answer a question when not certain of the result. In this paper, three different measures of risk taking were applied to multichoce paper. Specifically, data from the Australian Mathematics Competition, one of the largest data bases of its type, for the years 1988 and 1989, are analysed to measure risk taking by groups of students classified by gender, school year, and achievement level.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)297-308
    Number of pages12
    JournalEducational Studies in Mathematics
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 1991

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