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Episode 12: Chance

Probability (PreKindergarten)+ 
Flash 
Lesson Plan 

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Activities to develop the language of chance and to explore the notion that with some events there are a range of possible (and impossible) outcomes.
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Unit 5: Probability Activities...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Computer 
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Eleven activities for the classroom, working with probability at the UK's GCSE level (US high school).
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Poisson Probability Distributi...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
TI83/TI84 
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This activity describes differences between Poisson and binomial events, and then details how to evaluate a Poisson probability on your TI83.
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Combinations and Permutations ...

Probability (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains how combinations and permutations concepts can be used to compute probabilities.
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The Probability of (A or B) (A...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains how to find probability for independent events and for mutually exclusive or not mutually exclusive events.
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The Counting Principle, Sample...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains the counting principle for finding the probability of two or more independent events.
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Calculating Simple Probabiliti...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Flash introduction to finding the probabilities of a given number of heads per another number of coin tosses, and of two mice finishing first and second in a race. College Cram charges ac...
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Ball Mixing Activity: 6 Balls ...

Probability (Probability & Statistics)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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We have 6 balls3 reds and 3 greens. We drop them randomly into 3 boxes.
What combinations are possible? Use this applet to experiment.
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XP Math: Deal or No Deal

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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The rules are simple. Choose a briefcase containing an unknown amount of money. Then as each round progresses, you must either stay with your original briefcase choice or make a "deal" with the bank t...
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XP Math: Probability  Starfis...

Probability (Probability & Statistics) 
Flash 
Tool 

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In this game, students race the clock to state the probability (as a fraction in lowest terms) of choosing one color of starfish from a given selection.
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Virtual Coin Toss

Probability of event (Math 4)+ 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Find out whether there are more heads or tails when you toss a coin 100 times, 1000 times, 10,000 times, or more. This tool records your current experiment and the cumulative results of previous tosse...
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Coins & Dice

Probability of event (Math 4)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Use this coin flipping and die rolling simulator to generate results from single or multiple coins and dice.
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Introduction to Probability

Probability of event (Math 5)+ 
Computer 
Activity 

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A series of experiments with guiding questions. A spinner and dice are included on the page. The page concludes with followup exercises to check your understanding.
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Probability

Probability of event (Math 5)+ 
Computer 
Support Material 

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Collection of illustrated descriptions, with problems for students to work out, for automated feedback.
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Socks in the Dryer

Probability of event (Math 5)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Simulation of a probability problem: four pairs of socks of four different colors are run through a dryer, which eats four socks at random every time. Activities ask students to estimate the probabil...
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Conditional Probability Applet

Probability of event (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students move around the events A and B to see how the sets and probabilities change. Conditional probabilites are given below the Venn diagram.
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Higher or Lower?

Probability of event (Math 5)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Use your knowledge of probability to bet on whether the next card is higher or lower than the last one.
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Pick a Number

Probability of event (Math 5)+ 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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For each number of dice, how many rolls might it take to arrive at your selected number?
NOTE: A free login is required. Sign up using the link on the login page, or use your existing KenKe...
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Two Colors Applet

Probability of event (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students choose between three boxes and choose one marble from the box to look at conditional probabilities.
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Simple Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students choose one of three doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal."
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Generalized Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 6)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students choose one of "n" doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal."
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Forest Fires and Percolation

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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This activity explains and helps students understand probability and chaos by having them work with the Blaze applet.
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From Geometry to Probability D...

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
Calculator 
Support Material 

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Leads the idea of probability from counting chances to measuring proportions of areas.
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About Probability

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
Flash 
Tool 

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Flashbased introduction to working out probabilities of complementary, mutually exclusive, and overlapping events. College Cram charges access fees by the month or by the semester for most resour...
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Blaze

Probability of event (Math 7)+ 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students do a simulation of a forest burning down where they are able to control the density of the forest while learning about probability and chaos.
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