Odd or Even? The Addition and Complement Principles of Probability

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Odd or even—fifty-fifty chance? �Pupils first conduct an experiment rolling a pair of dice to generate data in a probability lesson. It goes on to introduce mutually exclusive and non-mutually exclusive events, and how to use the Addition Rule to determine probabilities.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Challenge learners to come up with a set of rules for a dice game resulting in a given probability
Classroom Considerations

  • Activity requires a class set of dice
  • Lesson uses TI-Nspire calculator or Math Core Tools; be sure one of these is available
Pros

  • Teacher resource contains extensive information (literature review) on probability education
  • Lesson includes suggested assessment questions to use after the activity
Cons

  • None