Introduction to Probability

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Take a chance with an activity sure to improve your class's skills. An introductory lesson focuses on probability and chance. It shows how probability is always a value between zero and one, i.e., the probability of an event is always somewhere between impossible and certain. This is the first of six installments in a Statistics and Probability unit.

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CCSS: Adaptable
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Instructional Ideas

  • Have the class brainstorm different examples of probability in real-life situations
Classroom Considerations

  • Pupils should be able to convert between fractions, decimals, and percents
  • Note that the lesson was developed in Ireland and references the junior certificate and leaving certificate

  • Provides worksheets for each part of the lesson
  • Lists expected responses for teacher questions

  • No hands-on activities to engage students
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