Laws of Probability: Mutually Exclusive vs. Mutually Inclusive Draws or Playing the Odds
Students explore the concept of probability. In this probability lesson plan, students discuss scenarios that are mutually exclusive or mutually inclusive. Students use examples involving playing cards, dice, and lottery games.
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Probability and Statistics: Probability of an Outcome
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9th - 12th Math
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Odd or Even? The Addition and Complement Principles of Probability
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9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
General Addition and Multiplication Rules of Conditional Probabilities
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10th - Higher Ed Math CCSS: Adaptable
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10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable