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Understanding probability helps people is many careers: from neurosurgery to stock analysis, car repair to card sharking. And playing fun dice games can teach the principles of probability. Learners determine sample space, examine possibilities, make predictions, assess fair and unfair games, organize the outcome of each game, and figure the probability of each event. To apply to real life, invite a lottery representative to discuss how the probability of various games is determined.
Partners roll a pair of dice repeatedly to explore basic concepts of probability. They gather data about 36 rolls (order and sum) and ponder whether each roll is independent. The whole class convenes to share data and calculate probabilities. At higher grade levels, they encounter random variables and the probability density function. Student instructions are provided.
Students explore the concept of conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events. In this conditional probability and probability of simultaneous events lesson, students roll dice or use and applet to roll dice to determine probability of a particular outcome. Students try to predict the probability of members of their group winning.
Beat the weatherman at his own game with this probability video! Sal shows students how to use probability density functions to predict random occurrences (such as rain). Probability problems - and inclement weather - are no match for students after they complete watching these videos.