Friday, March 27, 2015

Teaching Probability Day 8 - Conditional Probability and Two-Way Tables

Today was a great day. My fourth period is split by lunch, so today I used that to my benefit. During the first half of class, we discussed conditional probability in two-way tables. I gave students a half-sheet for notes and displayed the same tables on the Smart Board. That went well, and students caught on quickly.

After lunch, we played "Ghosts in the Graveyard" from Kim Hughey. See her original post HERE. Instead of using ghosts and graveyards, we used May flowers and April showers. The kids started out having a little difficulty with the problems, but after prompting them a little, they got the hang of it and loved the game. One student even said "These are hard, but I get it". Yes!

Today was a good day AND it's Friday!

Materials are attached.

Conditional Probability and Two-Way Tables Notes (Download Link from Google Drive):

Conditional Probability and Two-Way Tables Smart Notebook (Download Link):

May Flowers Conditional Probability Practice Problems (Download Link):

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