Students discuss probability and how it is a part of their daily lives. They work with a partner and perform various probability experiments and complete a project in which they discover different properties of probability.
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Odd or Even? The Addition and Complement Principles of Probability
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...
9th - 12th Math CCSS: Designed
Probability Project: Design Your Own Game
Designing a game is the focus of this probability lesson. Groups develop and build a unique game, including directions for how to play, a calculation of the expected value of winning, and a personal reflection. The plan provides a rubric...
10th - 12th Math CCSS: Adaptable
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