No Series: Probability: Can You Beat the Odds?

Probability: Can You Beat the Odds?

Lesson Objective: Students play various games to experience probability for themselves
Grade 7 / Math / Probability

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Discussion and Supporting Materials

Thought starters

  1. See how the coin toss activity leads to an understanding of 1/2 to the "nth" Why should students work with various materials such as coins, dice, and soccer balls to understand probability?
  2. How does Mr. Heeley make the activities both hands-on and minds-on?

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  • Private message to juli d

Great video!

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  • Private message to Kori Frank
Is there a way to download this video?
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  • Private message to Ismail Marul
Hello everyone I was trying to open up the 'probability' in supporting materials on the right side, but it is redirecting to different side. Any idea why this happening?
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  • Private message to Julie Faye Brin
how to download the video?
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  • Private message to Latonia Nettles
This was so exciting to watch. I can only imagine that the students can remember the concepts as well as discover how to use them in different situations.
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  • Summary

    Award-winning Jonny Heeley, offers some inspiring ways of simplifying probability - one of the most challenging parts of the GCSE

    Summary

    Award-winning Jonny Heeley, offers some inspiring ways of simplifying probability - one of the most challenging parts of the GCSE math curriculum.
    Jonny uses a variety of games and challenges to excite and entertain his group of gifted and talented Year 10 students. His ideas also provide teachers with some accessible new methods of teaching the subject.
    Jonny won The Guardian Award for Teacher of the Year in a Secondary School in North of England in 2007.

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