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Socking It To Compound Probability

Socking It To Compound Probability
Socking It To Compound Probability
Socking It To Compound Probability
Socking It To Compound Probability
Socking It To Compound Probability
Socking It To Compound Probability
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Socking it to Compound Probability
CCSSM 7.SP.8

Students have little problem with understanding simple probability such as the probability of a flipped coin landing on heads, but when “and” is involved such as selecting a red bingo chip from a bag of red and green chips, replacing the chip and selecting a red chip again, they have difficulty accepting the rule P(A and B) = P(A) • P(B) This activity develops understanding of the rule for compound probability.
The parts of the activity:
1. Independent Events---Complete a chart (sample space) using cutouts of socks in an envelope
2. Worksheet to help students use the chart to arrive at a conjecture about a rule that could be used.
3. Dependent Events----chart to complete
4. Worksheet to help derive rule
5. Worksheet of 8 questions—some on simple probability and some on compound probability to reinforce simple probability and the new compound rule
(All keys are provided.)
Total Pages
17 pages
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Teaching Duration
55 minutes
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