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Algebra 2

Probability

Simulated Coin Flips and tree diagrams are used to introduce the basics of probability. The lessons in this unit explore permutations and combinations with hands on problems. It concludes with a classic math problem, the birthday problem, that is both simulated and evaluated.

Algebra 2: Probability Activities

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Permutations & Combinations

Students explore permutations and combinations by arranging letters when order does and does not make a difference.

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  • 5238

Probability of Repeated Independent Events

Investigate probability by simulating tossing a coin three times.

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  • 5006

Permutations

Students are led through the development of the formula for finding n objects taken n at a time and then n objects taken r at a time.

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  • 4743

Birthday Problem

Investigate the probability of two people having the same birthday in a crowd of a given size.

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  • 4890
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