Boy Girl Conditional Probability

The key to understanding conditional probability is understanding the context of the problem presented. The video presents two questions with a subtle difference between them, then teaches scholars to decipher the difference and understand how that affects the calculation. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Ask pupils to create as many questions as they can from the same data set, and have them identify the questions that model conditional probability
  • Use a graphic organizer to record examples of conditional probability and some that are not conditional probability
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet access to view the YouTube video
  • Tthe third probability lesson in a series of six
Pros

  • The presentation explains the content clearly and uses images to clarify difficult concepts
  • Includes an explanation of probability notation
Cons

  • None
Common Core