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EngageNY Precalculus and Advanced Topics Module 5: Probability and Statistics

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
The 25 lessons in the Module 5 collection are divided into three topics: Probability, Random Variables and Discrete Probability Distributions, and Using Probability to Make Decisions. Each lesson includes teaching tips, exit tickets,...
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EngageNY Precalculus and Advanced Topics Curriculum

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
A 5-module complete precalculus course begins with young mathematicians exploring linearity, complex number operations as transformation, and the power of the right notation. Module 2 has pupils examining incidence relationships in...
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Grade 9-12, Claim 2 & 4: Problem Solving & Communication Reasoning Supports

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
Small but mighty, a collection of three resources features presentation slides that prepare high schoolers for the Smarter Balanced assessment. Claim 2 features problem solving questions drawn from all content areas. Claim 3 focuses on...
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Discrete Random Variables

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
You don't need to be discreet about using the resource on discrete variables. In the fifth installment of a 21-part module, scholars explore random variables and learn to distinguish between discrete and continuous random variables. They...
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Random Variables vs. Algebraic Variables

For Teachers 10th - 12th Standards
Variables can vary in meaning. A reference material for AP® Statistics explains the difference between random and algebraic variables. It provides a hypothetical situation involving dice—great for use in a classroom situation.
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Probability Distribution of a Discrete Random Variable

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Learn how to analyze probability distributions. The sixth installment of a 21-part module teaches pupils to use probability distributions to determine the long-run behavior of a discrete random variable. They create graphs of probability...
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Expected Value of a Discrete Random Variable

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Discover how to calculate the expected value of a random variable. In the seventh installment of a 21-part module, young mathematicians develop the formula for expected value. They connect this concept the dot product of vectors.
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Sums and Differences of Independent Random Variables: Traveling Seasickness

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
Use a Punnett square to calculate probabilities. The resource presents a situation in which two patients are randomly selected from a group of patients with a particular illness. Pupils use the interactive to determine the likelihood...
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How Random Is the iPod’s Shuffle?

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Shuffle the resource into your lesson repertoire. Scholars use randomly-generated iPod Shuffle playlists to develop ideas about randomness. They use a new set of playlists to confirm their ideas, and then decide whether the iPod randomly...
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Learning About Random Variables with Dice

For Teachers 6th - 9th Standards
Partners roll a pair of dice repeatedly to explore basic concepts of probability. They gather data about 36 rolls (order and sum) and ponder whether each roll is independent. The whole class convenes to share data and calculate...
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Discrete Random Variables: Roll the Dice!

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
And the winner is ... not always who it appears to be. An interactive gives the directions for a dice game that on the surface gives one player an advantage over the other. Pupils look closer at the possible outcomes and find the...
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Probability Density Functions

For Students 7th - 11th
Beat the weatherman at his own game with this probability video! Sal shows students how to use probability density functions to predict random occurrences (such as rain). Probability problems - and inclement weather - are no match for...
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Experiments and the Role of Random Assignment

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
Time to experiment with mathematics! Learners study experimental design and how randomization applies. They emphasize the difference between random selection and random assignment and how both are important to the validation of the...
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Determining Discrete Probability Distributions 1

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Learn how to determine a probability distribution. In the ninth installment of a 21-part module, future mathematicians use theoretical probabilities to develop probability distributions for a random variable. They then use these...
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Interpreting Expected Value

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Investigate expected value as a long-run average. The eighth installment of a 21-part module has scholars rolling pairs of dice to determine the average sum. They find aggregate data by working in groups and interpret expected value as...
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Estimating Probability Distributions Empirically 2

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Develop probability distributions from simulations. Young mathematicians use simulations to collect data. They use the data to draw graphs of probability distributions for the random variable in question.
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Non-Random Variables: NBA Championship

For Teachers 8th - 10th
Students demonstrate probability distribution of non-random variables. Students collect data on the NBA Championships. They record the data and compute subsets and permutations.
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Mid-Module Assessment Task: Pre-Calculus Module 5

For Teachers 11th - 12th Standards
Determine if any reteaching with a mid-module assessment task. The assessment covers the general multiplication rule, permutations and combinations, and probability distributions for discrete random variables.
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Random Variables Using Rolling Dice

For Teachers 11th - 12th
Students explore the probability of each possible sum of two dice. They explore the concept of random variables and compare the classs values of the various probabilities with theoretical calculations.
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Types of Statistical Studies

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
All data is not created equal. Scholars examine the different types of studies and learn about the importance of randomization. They explore the meaning of causation and when it can be applied to data. 
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Poisson Process 2

For Students 7th - 11th
Continuing his discussion of the Poisson Distribution (or Process) from the previous video, Sal takes students through the derivation of the traffic problem he had begun. The math gets gritty in this video as Sal takes out the graphic...
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Solving Equations Using Variables

For Teachers 6th - 8th Standards
Middle-schoolers solve linear equations with one single variable. They solve equations that are randomly generated using index cards. Half of an equation is written on each card and distributed to the class. which then attempts solve...
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Stochastic and Deterministic Modeling

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed Standards
Explore the difference between stochastic and deterministic modeling through programming. First have the class write algorithms for relatively simple tasks using pseudocode. Use the Python 2.7 program app to simulate Mendel's Pea Pod...
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2012 AP® Statistics Free-Response Questions

For Students 10th - 12th Standards
There's no better way to prepare your class for the AP® test format than previous exams. Instructors and scholars use the 2012 AP® Statistics free-response questions to familiarize themselves with the test. Topics covered in the exam...

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