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Three Shots

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To foul or not to foul, that is the basketball question. High schoolers look at the probability that fouling out a player and allowing free throws yields a better outcome than allowing the original shot. The resource provides a teacher's guide with explanations and discussion questions to lead into other probability topics. 

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CCSS: Designed
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Instructional Ideas
  • Create an additional activity and pick other basketball players and use their statistics
Classroom Considerations
  • The links to the attachments expire after one day
  • Learners should have an idea of probability and the difference between independent and dependent events
  • Connects probability to an actual basketball game using real probability statistics
  • Comes with downloadable links to extension activities, a lesson guide, and a worksheet
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