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Algebra 2


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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  • 5323

Probability of Repeated Independent Events

Investigate probability by simulating tossing a coin three times.

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  • 5124


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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  • 4810

Birthday Problem

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

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  • 4949
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