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Data Session 8: Probability

In this session, you will explore some basic ideas about probability, a subject that has important applications to statistics.

Materials Needed:


Two sheets of 36" x 24" poster board


Two quarters


A pair of dice (each die should be a different color)


Colored pencils (optional)

In This Session:

Part A:

Probability in Statistics

Part B:

Mathematical Probability

Part C:

Analyzing Binomial Probabilities

Part D:

Are You a Random Player?



Learning Objectives

The goal of this session is to understand some basic ideas of probability and some of the relationships between probability and statistics. You will investigate probability by exploring the following:
Note 1


Random events


Games of chance


Finite, equally likely probability models


Mathematical probabilities and the probability table


Tree diagrams


The binomial probability model

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Throughout the session you will be prompted to view short video segments. In addition to these excerpts, you may choose to watch the full-length video of this session.


Previously Introduced:

New in This Session:



binomial experiment
binomial probability model
experimental probability
mathematical probability
Pascal's Triangle
probability table
random experiment
tree diagram

Next > Part A: Probability in Statistics

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