A thorough review of all concepts covered in probability in 12 task cards to keep your students engaged and learning.
These 12 Task Cards contain 35 questions to review simple, compound, and conditional probability.
Students will use tree diagrams and Venn diagrams as well as tables to calculate probability. The task cards review mutually exclusive and independent events as well as problems with and without replacement.
Suggested use of task cards: Print one set of task cards. Laminate if desired. Pair students together and set up a rotation so that each pair knows who they will hand off their task card to. Give each pair a task card and each student should have his/her own recording sheet to show work and record their answers. Time the students (three to four minutes) and then have them switch the card by passing it to another pair of students in the rotation.
You can also print a set per small group (of 3 or 4 students) and have them go through the task cards together. It’s completely up to you.
Objectives: Students will be able to:
Understand independence and conditional probability and use them to interpret data
Describe events as subsets of a sample space (the set of outcomes) using characteristics (or categories) of the outcomes, or as unions, intersections, or complements of other events ("or," "and," "not").
Understand that two events A and B are independent if the probability of A and B occurring together is the product of their probabilities, and use this characterization to determine if they are independent.
Understand the conditional probability of A given B as P(A and B)/P(B), and interpret independence of A and B as saying that the conditional probability of A given B is the same as the probability of A, and the conditional probability of B given A is the same as the probability of B.
Construct and interpret two-way frequency tables of data when two categories are associated with each object being classified. Use the two-way table as a sample space to decide if events are independent and to approximate conditional probabilities.
Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations.
Use the rules of probability to compute probabilities of compound events.
Find the conditional probability of A given B as the fraction of B's outcomes that also belong to A, and interpret the answer in terms of the model.
Apply the Addition Rule, P(A or B) = P(A) + P(B) - P(A and B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.
(+) Apply the general Multiplication Rule in a uniform probability model, P(A and B) = P(A)P(B|A) = P(B)P(A|B), and interpret the answer in terms of the model.
Check out the preview to see all cards. Includes my Probability in a Nutshell Study Guide as well as answer key with answers as fractions, reduced fractions, and decimals for convenience.
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