Day 1: Intoduction to Probability.
Spinner and thumbtack toss activity.
Day 2: Estimating Probability. Tossing
dice class activity.
Using tables to find probabilities.
Day 3: What are the Odds? Worksheet
Conditional probabilities, complements and odds
Day 4: Complements and Probability Trees.
More on odds, and notation, complements. Introduction to probability trees.
Day 5: Multiplication Rule,
Dependent and Independent Events. For a class activity, try
"An Unusual Occurance" by Rex Boggs, a good introduction to dependant and
independant events, downloadable from this link as a Word file.
Day 6: Addition Rule
Day 7: Permutations and combinations
Day 8: Streaky Behavior Activity and Streaky Behavior Worksheet (adapted from ABS)
Day 9: Sundaes on Friday Instructions and
on Friday Worksheet: An excuse to eat ice cream.
How many ways can you make an icecream sundae....
Day 10: Introduction to the Practice of Statistics: 4.3 p. 324 #44,
45, 59: Continuous and discrete
Day 11: Expected means. Means of probability distributions, standard deviations and variances
Day 12: Probability Review
Monte Hall Problem http://math.ucsd.edu/~anistat/
WITPO Game: "What Is The Probabiliy Of" from Mathematics Teacher, April 1991, p. 258.
Hermit Problem: http://www.mste.uiuc.edu/hill/ev/hermitprob.html
Probabilities activities from New Zealand Maths: