Writing Probabilities

Writing Probabilities
Writing Probabilities
Writing Probabilities
Writing Probabilities

What's Included

  • Smart Notebooks Presentation
  • Interactive Excel File
  • Activ Inspire Flipchart
  • Lesson Plan
  • Microsoft PowerPoint Presentation
  • Differentiated Worksheet
  • Treasure Hunt

Writing Probabilities

The start of the lesson is used to review systematically ordering possible permutations of combined events.  The development phase builds on this by introducing using fractions to measure the likelihood of events.  This is later extended to considering basic ‘or’ scenarios through adding fractions.
Differentiated Learning Objectives
  • All students should be able to write the theoretical probability of a single event as a simplified fraction.
  • Most students should be able to write a theoretical probability of combined events as a simplified fraction.
  • Some students should be able to calculate a theoretical probability from a two-way table.
View online lesson
Lesson Downloads
Download PowerPoint Download Notebook Download Flipchart Download WorksheetDownload Interactive Excel File
Scheme of Work Link
Probability Foundation
IMMEDIATE DOWNLOAD

You may also like...

Venn Diagrams

Venn diagrams are introduced as a means to organise sets of data into a sample space diagram.  As learning progr...
Interactive Lessons
Rated 4.00 out of 5

Sample Space Diagrams

Students learn how to organise all the permutations of multiple events using tables and sample space diagrams.  ...

Probability Trees

Students are introduced to probability trees as a means to systematically calculate probabilities when two or mo...

Probability Scale

At the start of the lesson students match an event with the keyword which most closely matches the likelihood of...

Mr Mathematics Blog

Showing Progress during a Mathematics Lesson

Demonstrating student progression during a mathematics lesson is about understanding the learning objective and breaking that down into explicit success criteria. Using Success Criteria Take, for example, a lesson on calculating the area of compound rectilinear shapes. The intended learning objective was written on the main whiteboard. Success criteria were used to break down the individual […]

Plotting and Interpreting Conversion Graphs

Plotting and interpreting conversion graphs requires linking together several mathematical techniques.  Recent U.K. examiner reports indicate there are several common misconceptions when plotting and interpreting conversion graphs.  These include: drawing non-linear scales on the x or y axis, using the incorrect units when converting between imperial and metric measurements, taking inaccurate readings from either axis not […]

Calculating the Volume of a Pyramid

When calculating the volume of a pyramid we can substitute the values of the length, width and perpendicular height into the formula V = 1/3 lwh.  In my experience this is often provided for the students with little explanation as to why a volume of a pyramid is exactly one third the volume of a […]