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Title: Dartboard Probability
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In this lesson students will find probability of events presented in a geometric context.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL2 (912) 42: Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations. [SCP5]
Subject: Mathematics (9  12)
Title: Dartboard Probability
Description: In this lesson students will find probability of events presented in a geometric context.
This lesson plan was created by exemplary Alabama Math Teachers through the AMSTI project.
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Title: Touchdown Decisions
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In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how, on fourth downs, professional football coaches tend to go for field goals or punts, even when their actual odds of winning the game would be higher if they went for touchdowns. According to economist David Romer, a similar cautiousness may keep businesses from maximizing their profits. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL2 (912) 42: Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations. [SCP5]
Subject: Mathematics, Social Studies Title: Touchdown Decisions
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how, on fourth downs, professional football coaches tend to go for field goals or punts, even when their actual odds of winning the game would be higher if they went for touchdowns. According to economist David Romer, a similar cautiousness may keep businesses from maximizing their profits. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources. Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Boxing Up
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In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the relationship between theoretical and experimental probabilities. They use an interactive box model that allows them to simulate standard probability experiments such as flipping a coin or rolling a die.
Standard(s): [MA2015] ALT (912) 41: (+) Use probabilities to make fair decisions (e.g., drawing by lots, using a random number generator). [SMD6]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Boxing Up
Description: In this lesson, from Illuminations, students explore the relationship between theoretical and experimental probabilities. They use an interactive box model that allows them to simulate standard probability experiments such as flipping a coin or rolling a die. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 6,7,8
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Title: Stick or Switch?
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This lesson, from Illuminations, presents a version of a classic gameshow scenario. You pick one of three doors in hopes of winning the prize. The host opens one of the two remaining doors, which reveals no prize, and then asks if you wish to stick or switch. Which choice gives you the best chance to win? Students explore different approaches to this problem including guesses, experiments, computer simulations, and theoretical models.
Standard(s): [MA2015] PRE (912) 50: (+) Define a random variable for a quantity of interest by assigning a numerical value to each event in a sample space; graph the corresponding probability distribution using the same graphical displays as for data distributions. [SMD1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Stick or Switch?
Description: This lesson, from Illuminations, presents a version of a classic gameshow scenario. You pick one of three doors in hopes of winning the prize. The host opens one of the two remaining doors, which reveals no prize, and then asks if you wish to stick or switch. Which choice gives you the best chance to win? Students explore different approaches to this problem including guesses, experiments, computer simulations, and theoretical models. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12
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Title: Sticks and Stones
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In this Illuminations lesson, students play Sticks and Stones, a game based on the Apache game Throw Sticks, which was played at multination celebrations. Students collect data, investigate the likelihood of various moves, and use basic ideas of expected value to determine the average number of turns needed to win a game.
Standard(s): [MA2015] PRE (912) 50: (+) Define a random variable for a quantity of interest by assigning a numerical value to each event in a sample space; graph the corresponding probability distribution using the same graphical displays as for data distributions. [SMD1]
Subject: Mathematics Title: Sticks and Stones
Description: In this Illuminations lesson, students play Sticks and Stones, a game based on the Apache game Throw Sticks, which was played at multination celebrations. Students collect data, investigate the likelihood of various moves, and use basic ideas of expected value to determine the average number of turns needed to win a game. Thinkfinity Partner: Illuminations Grade Span: 3,4,5,6,7,8
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Title: Touchdown Decisions
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In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how, on fourth downs, professional football coaches tend to go for field goals or punts, even when their actual odds of winning the game would be higher if they went for touchdowns. According to economist David Romer, a similar cautiousness may keep businesses from maximizing their profits. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Standard(s): [MA2015] AL2 (912) 42: Recognize and explain the concepts of conditional probability and independence in everyday language and everyday situations. [SCP5]
Subject: Mathematics, Social Studies Title: Touchdown Decisions
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about how, on fourth downs, professional football coaches tend to go for field goals or punts, even when their actual odds of winning the game would be higher if they went for touchdowns. According to economist David Romer, a similar cautiousness may keep businesses from maximizing their profits. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources. Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12

