Your Challenge: The challenge in this project is to learn the fundamentals of probability and apply them in a relevant, realistic way to your own life decisions. The important goal is to understand that decisions have probable outcomes and are not just random events.
Driving Question: In this project, you will craft the final Driving Question for your particular focus of study, using the following template:
How can we use statistics and probability to advocate successfully for making informed decisions about [blank]? Students will choose their own topic of study or chose from four recommended topics:
- Driving and cell phone use
- Diet and health
- Professional athletics
- Costs associated with a college education
3. Critical Concepts:.
- Experimental and theoretical probability
- Probability distributions and frequency tables
- Permutations and commutations
- Compound probability
- Conditional probability
Begin withvideo about probability theory and randomness (6 minutes).
Explore the Khan Academy course on .
If you have no or little experience with PBL, your teacher may ask you to watch the video (approximately 4 minutes) or a video on (approximately 30 minutes).