How to Calculate Conditional Probability

Under which condition should you calculate a conditional probability? An educational video explains in detail the notation and calculations involved when finding a conditional probability. Using Venn diagrams to organize the information, the video shows each part of the formula and connects it to the given scenario.   

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • After viewing, prompt learners to create a problem that shows an example of conditional probability
  • Assign a graphic organizer for the video; include definition, notation, example, calculations, and a diagram
Classroom Considerations

  • Requires Internet access to view the video
  • The first in a series of six lessons
  • The presentation begins with the formula before building the concept conditional probability
Pros

  • Visuals enhance the explanation of the concept
  • Video uses multiple means to approach the problems
Cons

  • None
Common Core