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Eighth graders identify the complement of an event, e.g. 'The complement of drawing a red card from a deck of cards is drawing a black card'. After a lecture/demo, student groups solve a variety of complementary events.
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Statistics & Probability with Cards
Give young mathematicians a chance to demonstrate their understanding of basic probability with this series of worksheets. Presented with different situations involving dice and decks of cards, students must correctly determine the...
5th - 8th Math CCSS: Adaptable
Find the Probability of Events with Multiple Possibilities
Your learners can find a probability, but what happens when there are multiple possibilities? This video introduces the idea of combining probabilities when there are different choices for the outcome. The examples focus on finding the...
4 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
Understand the Law of Large Numbers by Comparing Experimental Results to the Theoretical Probability
If we flip four tails in a row, does that mean all coin flips will be tails? With the law of large numbers, your mathematicians will learn that with more trials their experimental probability will get closer to the theoretical...
5 mins 6th - 8th Math CCSS: Designed
The Last Banana: A Thought Experiment in Probability
Your learners will be surprised by the thought-provoking, counterintuitive puzzle presented in this short video that models a fun, fictional situation in which a game is played with two number cubes to decide which of two people wins a...
4 mins 7th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable