- Experimental and theoretical probability, with examples.
- Probability distributions and frequency tables
2. Show common examples of how probability is related to everyday life, such as rolling dice, calculating batting averages, drawing cards from a deck, etc.
3. Discuss with students the following questions: What surprises you about these examples? Do you see patterns? Do you think they can be captured in mathematical terms?
Fundamental counting principle
Tips and Tools
UseKhan Academy video on marbles in a bag to introduce basic probability (3 minutes).
Probability also can be introduced usingvideo (5 minutes).
Students may benefit from working through simpleof statistical or geometric probability.
Startfor individuals. If the logs will be graded, announce grading standards and expectations. Have students begin by listing 2 to 3 questions they have about probability.
Have students review the Glossary. They may also use an online tool for vocabulary building such as. You can also have students download to a smart phone or tablet to build on the key terms and vocabulary.