Representing Probabilities: Medical Testing

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Test probability concepts with an activity that asks pupils to first complete a task investigating false positive in medical testing and then to evaluate sample responses to the same task.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the lesson as an exploratory activity
Classroom Considerations

  • Note that the resource can also be used to assess S-MD.7, given the standard's inclusion of medical testing
  • Be mindful of any medical issues pupils may have (resource references a "deadly disease")
Pros

  • Includes link to interactive applet
  • Teacher resource has hint sheet to provide to struggling learners 
Cons

  • None