Independent and Dependent Events

You’ve just flipped a quarter 10 heads in a row. What are the chances that the next coin toss will be heads? Check out this BrainPOP movie to find out the answer! In it, Tim and Moby will explain how to calculate the probabilities for independent events, like a coin toss. After that, you’ll learn how to figure out the odds that two or more independent events will happen. You’ll need to know how to multiply fractions and convert them into percentages to do it right. Finally, Tim demonstrates how to solve for dependent events, where the probabilities are all linked up! We think it’s more than probable that you’ll like this movie!

Probability and Data Analysis Lesson Plan: What Are the Chances?

In this lesson plan, which is adaptable for grades 3-12, students review probability and data analysis skills learned throughout a unit of study. Students then create a paper-based or digital activity that challenges classmates to apply data analysis, graphing, and/or probability skills to fictitious or real-world situations. See more »

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