ALEX Classroom Resources

ALEX Classroom Resources
Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Using Probability in Search-and-Rescue Operations | Prediction by the Numbers
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/nvpn-sci-sarops/using-probability-in-search-and-rescue-operations-prediction-by-the-numbers/
Description:

Explore how probability can be used to help find people lost at sea, even when rescuers have very little information, in this video from NOVA: Prediction by the Numbers. To improve its search-and-rescue efforts, the U.S. Coast Guard has developed a system that uses Bayesian inference, a mathematical concept that dates back to the 18th century. The Search and Rescue Optimal Planning System (SAROPS) uses a mathematical approach to calculate probabilities of where a floating person or object might be based on changing ocean currents, wind direction, or other new information. Use this resource to stimulate thinking and questions about appropriate uses of statistical methods.

Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: What Are the Odds?
URL: https://aptv.pbslearningmedia.org/resource/c46ebb52-e58e-4ca6-9e3b-c0c0a5d3c70b/what-are-the-odds/
Description:

This interactive teaches and provides practice in the identification of odds, the conversion of odds to probabilities and probabilities to odds, and the comparison of odds and probability events. This game is recommended for grades 9 -12.

Subject: Mathematics (9 - 12)
Title: Precalculus and Advanced Topics, Module 5, Topic C: Using Probability to Make Decisions