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Probability

These problems introduce beginning concepts in probability.
 Related Resources

Interactive resources from our Math Tools project:
Math 4: Probability
NCTM Standards:
Data Analysis and Probability Standard for Grades 35
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Birthday Probability
 Kristina Lasher & Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. What is the likelihood that someone is born on an even or odd day of
the month? Are you more likely to be born on a prime number day or a
multiple of 3?
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Bouncing Babies
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Make predictions based on conversation at a recent baby shower.
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A Dicey Situation
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Determine the fairness of a game in which players score points
according to the difference between the values of two rolled dice.
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Emmy's Action Figures
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. In how many different ways can Emmy arrange her Famous Mathematician
action figures?
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Flipping Coins
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Determine whether this coin flipping game is a fair one.
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HomeworkFree Fridays
 Claire Mead

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. How many different ways can Donna roll the blue and red dice to win a weekend free of
homework?
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Odds vs. Evens
 Kristina Lasher

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 3. Can Jerome and Kiya use what they know about probability to make their games fair?
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Seasonal Probability
 Lisa Lavelle

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 2. Calculate the probability that your birthday falls in a particular season of the year.
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Spinners
 Annie Fetter and PSSA

Math Fundamentals, difficulty level 1. Choose which spinner is most likely to have produced the given
experimental results.
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